id: 05628991
dt: j
an: 2009f.00210
au: Goodchild, Simon; Grevholm, Barbro
ti: An exploratory study of mathematics test results: What is the gender
effect?
so: Int. J. Sci. Math. Educ. 7, No. 1, 161-182 (2009).
py: 2009
pu: Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
la: EN
cc: C60 C40 D20
ut: gender; gender differences; mathematics test items; qualitative methods;
quantitative methods; empirical investigations
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/s10763-007-9114-7
ab: Summary: The results from tests set as part of a large mathematics teaching
development project are explored using both quantitative and
qualitative methods to seek differences in performance between boys and
girls. The outcome appears to confirm the theory developed from earlier
research into gender differences that there might be a tendency for
girls to approach their studies in mathematics on the basis of seeking
and applying rules and procedures. Following a brief overview of
related research and description of the project background, the paper
describes the processes of exploratory data analysis used and discusses
the outcomes observed.
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