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ERIC Number: EJ892393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1069-1898
Interactions among Knowledge, Beliefs, and Goals in Framing a Qualitative Study in Statistics Education
Groth, Randall E.
Journal of Statistics Education, v18 n1 2010
In the recent past, qualitative research methods have become more prevalent in the field of statistics education. This paper offers thoughts on the process of framing a qualitative study by means of an illustrative example. The decisions that influenced the framing of a study of pre-service teachers' understanding of the concept of statistical sample are explained by describing the goals, knowledge, and beliefs brought to the research project. Each framing decision is portrayed as a function of these three overarching cognitions. It is suggested that mapping one's goals, knowledge, and beliefs while framing and carrying out a qualitative study can be useful for maintaining the quality of the study. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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