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ERIC Number: EJ776331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
The Role of the Sampling Distribution in Understanding Statistical Inference
Lipson, Kay
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v15 n3 p270-287 2003
Many statistics educators believe that few students develop the level of conceptual understanding essential for them to apply correctly the statistical techniques at their disposal and to interpret their outcomes appropriately. It is also commonly believed that the sampling distribution plays an important role in developing this understanding. This study clarifies the role of the sampling distribution in student understanding of statistical inference, and makes recommendations concerning the content and conduct of teaching and learning strategies in this area. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.)
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. MERGA-GPO Box 2747, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia. Web Site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia