id: 05275350
dt: a
an: 2008c.00179
au: Lavicza, Zsolt
ti: Developing on-line questionnaires for mathematicians.
so: Hewitt, Dave (ed.), Proceedings of the British Society for Research into
Learning Mathematics. Vol. 26 (2). Proceedings of the day conference,
Bristol, UK, June 17, 2006. London: British Society for Research into
Learning Mathematics (BSRLM). 67-72 (2006).
py: 2006
pu: London: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM)
la: EN
cc: C80 R20 D30
ut: CAS use; questionnaires; educational research; universities; online
questionnaire design
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ab: Summary: In this paper the author discusses the development of an on-line
questionnaire that he has designed for his dissertation research. By
employing this questionnaire, he gauges university mathematiciansâ€™
use of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) in undergraduate mathematics
courses and to understand their thinking about the advantages and
disadvantages of CAS use in university-level teaching. The development
of the questionnaire is based on an interview study with mathematicians
that was conducted in 2005. This integrates issues that emerged from
this earlier study with concerns described in the mathematics education
literature. The complexity of the questionnaire design is complicated
by the fact that it examines mathematicians in three countries,
Hungary, the United Kingdom, and the United States, which requires to
consider different aspects of international comparative research and
differences in cultures. The author reports on the difficulties
encountered during the design process of this questionnaire and
highlights issues which researchers must pay attention to when they
decide to use on-line questionnaires.
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