Exciting news to the statistics attitudes research arena is that a special issue of the Statistics Education Research Journal (SERJ) was published in November 2012. This issue of SERJ was dedicated to attitudes research. https://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications.php?show=serjarchive . I had a paper published titled, Students’ Perceptions of Statistics: An Exploration of Attitudes, Conceptualizations, and Content Knowledge of Statistics . Here is the link: https://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/serj/SERJ11(2)_Bond.pdf .
At the Joint Statistical Meetings 2013, here is the information about the attitudes session:
|Current Research on Students' Attitudes Toward Statistics — Topic Contributed Papers|
|Section on Statistical Education|
|Organizer(s): Marjorie Bond, Monmouth College|
|Chair(s): Michael Posner, Villanova University|
|10:35 AM||Psychometric Properties of the Turkish Version of the Survey of Attitudes Toward Statistics — Esma Emmioglu, Simon Fraser University|
|10:55 AM||The Effect of Conceptualization and Content Perception on Affect and Difficulty Subscales of the Survey of Attitudes Toward Statistics — Marjorie Bond, Monmouth College ; Susan Perkins, Northwest Nazarene University ; Caroline Ramirez, University of the Pacific|
|11:15 AM||Examining Introductory Students' Attitudes in a Randomization-Based Curriculum — Joshua Beemer, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo|
|11:35 AM||Comparing Apples with Apples: Assessing Student Attitudes in the Presence of Regression to the Mean — Anne Michele Millar, Mount Saint Vincent University ; Bethany White, Western University|
|11:55 AM||Discussant: Candace Schau, CS Consultants, LLC|
|12:15 PM||Floor Discussion|
Lots of fun and good research going on.