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Отношение к статистике у студентов, изучающих социальные науки: операционализация понятия и его измерение

 

The paper presents a study aimed to develop a Russian-language instrument measuring attitudes towards Statistics in students specializing in social sciences. The SATS-36 scale (Schau, 2003) was used as a basis. All the stages of questionnaire adaptation are described in detail. The sample was comprised by 253 students from three departments of Higher School of Economics. Factorial structure of the questionnaire was demonstrated using confirmatory factor analysis. The factorial structure of the new Russian-language questionnaire was somewhat different from that of the original instrument, in line with the specific features of Russian-language educational environment. The data on reliability and validity of resulting scales are presented. The paper also includes a theoretical review tracing the history of the notion of attitudes towards statistics and of their measurement.