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ERIC Number: EJ1162460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1570-1824
Students' Emergent Articulations of Statistical Models and Modeling in Making Informal Statistical Inferences
Braham, Hana Manor; Ben-Zvi, Dani
Statistics Education Research Journal, v16 n2 p116-143 Nov 2017
A fundamental aspect of statistical inference is representation of real-world data using statistical models. This article analyzes students' articulations of statistical models and modeling during their first steps in making informal statistical inferences. An integrated modeling approach (IMA) was designed and implemented to help students understand the relationship between sample and population, as well as reasoning with models and modeling. We explore the articulations of a pair of primary school students, who had previously participated in the Connections Project exploratory data analysis (EDA) activities, and suggest an emergent conceptual framework for reasoning with statistical models and modeling. We shed light on ideas of statistical models and modeling that can emerge among primary students and how they articulate those ideas. Implications for teaching and research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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