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ERIC Number: EJ776328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
Graph Interpretation Aspects of Statistical Literacy: A Japanese Perspective
Aoyama, Kazuhiro; Stephens, Max
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v15 n3 p207-225 2003
Many educators and researchers are trying to define statistical literacy for the 21st century. Kimura, a Japanese science educator, has suggested that a key task of statistical literacy is the ability to extract qualitative information from quantitative information, and/or to create new information from qualitative and quantitative information. This article presents research that offers a theoretical basis using the SOLO Taxonomy to capture students' ability to create new information from qualitative and quantitative information. This research shows that the "creation of dimensionally new information" is a complex construct requiring further research and a deeper analysis than Kimura appears to have used. (Contains 3 tables and 5 figures.)
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. MERGA-GPO Box 2747, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia. Web Site: http://www.merga.net.au/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 5; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan