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ERIC Number: EJ1152522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1570-1824
Statistical Literacy for Active Citizenship: A Call for Data Science Education
Engel, Joachim
Statistics Education Research Journal, v16 n1 p44-49 May 2017
Data are abundant, quantitative information about the state of society and the wider world is around us more than ever. Paradoxically, recent trends in the public discourse point towards a post-factual world that seems content to ignore or misrepresent empirical evidence. As statistics educators we are challenged to promote understanding of statistics about society. In order to re-root public debate to be based on facts instead of emotions and to promote evidence-based policy decisions, statistics education needs to embrace two areas widely neglected in secondary and tertiary education: understanding of multivariate phenomena and the thinking with and learning from complex data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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