ERIC Number: EJ848322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
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Reference Count: 9
The Language of Conditional Probability
Ancker, Jessica S.
Journal of Statistics Education, v14 n2 Jul 2006
Statistical terms are accurate and powerful but can sometimes lead to misleading impressions among beginning students. Discrepancies between the popular and statistical meanings of "conditional" are discussed, and suggestions are made for the use of different vocabulary when teaching beginners in applied introductory courses.
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Probability, Statistics, Test Results, Teachers, Teaching Methods, Hypothesis Testing
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