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ERIC Number: EJ851657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1069-1898
Statistical Thinking Activities: Some Simple Exercises with Powerful Lessons
Melton, Kim I.
Journal of Statistics Education, v12 n2 Jul 2004
Statistical thinking is required for good statistical analysis. Among other things, statistical thinking involves identifying sources of variation. Students in introductory statistics courses seldom recognize that one of the largest sources of variation may come in the collection and recording of the data. This paper presents some simple exercises that can be incorporated into any course (not just statistics) to help students understand some of the sources of variation in data collection. Primary attention is paid to operational definitions used in the data collection process. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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