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ERIC Number: EJ892395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1069-1898
Integrating Real-Life Data Analysis in Teaching Descriptive Statistics: A Constructivist Approach
Libman, Zipora
Journal of Statistics Education, v18 n1 2010
This article looks at a process of integrating real-life data investigation in a course on descriptive statistics. Referring to constructivist perspectives, this article suggests a look at the potential of inculcating alternative teaching methods that encourage students to take a more active role in their own learning and participate in the process of assessing what they have learned. The article illustrates how this teaching method enabled students to realize that imparting meaning to sets of data is a complex activity which involves conceptual flexibility, integration of all the procedures that one has learned, and creative reasoning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A