Percentage of ease and cause of difficulty in understanding statistics in Biology Education students

Diani Fatmawati, Solikha Solikha, Indah Permatasari, Ahmad Fauzi

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Statistics is often a scourge for students in non-statistics majors. The purpose of this study was to map the responses of Biology Education students about the ease of studying Statistics and the causes of difficulties in learning Statistics. A total of 84 Biology Education students in Malang were involved as research respondents. Online questionnaires were used as data collection instruments and percentages as data analysis techniques. The results showed that only 14.29% of students stated that Statistics is an easy course. The complexity of the material is the cause of the most difficulties in studying statistics (49.3%). Therefore, it is necessary to design a curriculum that can optimally empower students' statistical skills and to design more innovative lectures.

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