Assessing Students’ Interpretation of Statistical Data and Tools in Nigeria Tertiary Institution

Akinnubi R.T, Akinwande D.D. Aramide J.O, and Akinnubi C.I

Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo

1Department of Physics

                        2Department of Integrated Science

 

ABSTRACT

This study assessed students’ interpretation of data in Adeyemi College of Education Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria. One hundred and fifty (150) questionnaire were administered in the four selected faculties in the institution. The data collected was analyzed with t-test analysis at 5% level of significance. The finding indicated that many students had negative attitude towards statistical tools, and they also had low interpretation skill of statistical data. It is therefore suggested that statistics instructor and the curriculum planner should frequently offer orientation programmes on data interpretation to promote positive thinking towards interpretation of modern statistical packages.