This chapter describes the methods and procedures of the study
and how data will be collected and analyzed. It will state the purpose
of the study and the research question. Also discussed will be any
limitations of the procedure that may affect the outcome and how the
subjects will be debriefed.
There seems to be a widespread dislike of mathematics. Research suggests that students who dislike math will avoid taking higher level math classes and may not seek careers in a math related field or any field that will require math. The purpose of this study is to determine, from the students\u2019 perspective, why students dislike mathematics.
The sample consisted of 49 eighth grade math students at a rural
identifying information. Parents were given an informed consent
request to sign. Once consent was obtained the survey was given. It
consisted of fourteen Likert scale questions and two open ended
questions that asked questions about math anxiety, interest,
motivation, and their experiences in math. A copy of the survey is in
The survey will be conducted during the normal math class time
and therefore the students may feel rushed or affected by peer
pressure. The survey was constructed by the researcher and not
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