Psychology of learning mathematics
PLM - Notes - 14/2/00
Notes on tests - 14/2/00
Significance of tests.
Minimum of four intervals
- High maths, high divergent production (DP)
- Low maths, high DP
- High maths, low DP
- Low maths, low DP
Size of test? For N people? Random walk error = square root of N
- High/low maths: achieved A level / achieved GCSE?
- High/low DP: 50/50 cut of test results? What is distribution of
Divide people into groups of high maths and low maths
Null hypothesis: in each group there should be equal numbers of high
DP and low DP people.
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