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ERIC Number: EJ1152513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1570-1824
GAISE 2016 Promotes Statistical Literacy
Schield, Milo
Statistics Education Research Journal, v16 n1 p50-54 May 2017
In the 2005 Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE), statistical literacy featured as a primary goal. The 2016 revision eliminated statistical literacy as a stated goal. Although this looks like a rejection, this paper argues that by including multivariate thinking and--more importantly--confounding as recommended topics in introductory statistics, statistical literacy has in fact been accepted if not promoted. The adoption of the new guidelines will greatly advance students' statistical literacy: the ability to read and interpret statistics relevant to consumers and decision makers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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