Kölner Beiträge zur Didaktik der Mathematik

Measuring Teachers’ Beliefs Quantitatively

Criticizing the Use of Likert Scale and Offering a New Approach

Authors: Safrudiannur, Safrudiannur

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The use of Likert scale instruments for measuring teachers’ beliefs is criticized because of amplifying social desirability, reducing the willingness to make differentiations, and often providing less or no contexts. Those weaknesses may distort teachers’ responses to a Likert scale instrument, causing inconsistencies between their responses and their actions. Therefore, the author offers an alternative approach by employing rank-then-rate items and considering students’ abilities as one of the factors affecting teachers’ beliefs. The results confirm that the offered approach may give a better prediction about teachers’ beliefs than does a Likert scale instrument.

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Safrudiannur is a researcher and lecturer in the field of mathematics education at the Mulawarman University, Indonesia. From 2015 to 2020, he was a research fellow at the University of Cologne in Germany.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • General Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Safrudiannur,

  • The different mathematics performances in PISA 2012 and a curricula comparison: Enriching the comparison by an analysis of the role of problem solving in intended learning processes

    Pages 15-38

    Safrudiannur,

  • Teachers’ beliefs and how they correlate with teachers’ practices of problem solving

    Pages 39-48

    Safrudiannur,

  • Measuring teachers’ beliefs: A comparison of three different approaches

    Pages 49-74

    Safrudiannur,

  • Investigating the influence of the social contexts focusing on students’ abilities on the relationship between teachers’ beliefs and practices

    Pages 75-100

    Safrudiannur,

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Softcover $89.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Measuring Teachers’ Beliefs Quantitatively
Book Subtitle
Criticizing the Use of Likert Scale and Offering a New Approach
Authors
Series Title
Kölner Beiträge zur Didaktik der Mathematik
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Spektrum
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-30023-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-30023-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-30022-7
Series ISSN
2661-8257
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 163
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
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