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Reston, Enriqueta D.; Poliquit, Elmer S. – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
This paper addresses a critical component of the infrastructure necessary for professional development toward more effective teaching and learning of research and statistical methods. In particular, an interdisciplinary in-service model is proposed, which has the potential to better prepare educators to address institution-specific needs amidst…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Statistics
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Frischemeier, Daniel – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
Since many decisions in politics, economics, and social sciences are based on statistics, statistical literacy is a key component for an active citizen. Statistical skills and statistical reasoning can already be enhanced in primary school. Therefore, not only in Germany, statistics is an element of the primary-school curriculum, which usually…
Descriptors: Statistics, Elementary School Mathematics, Class Activities, Mathematics Skills
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Intepe, Gizem; Shearman, Don – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
Students in many Australian universities start their studies mathematically underprepared as there are no prerequisites for mathematics, and assumed knowledge requirements are often overlooked. Many degrees include at least one statistics subject for which students require a reasonable level of mathematical ability to successfully complete.…
Descriptors: Statistics, Academic Support Services, Mathematics Anxiety, Foreign Countries
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Ponomarenko, Alexey N.; Svirina, Ekaterina M. – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
Typically, training in Russia for professionals includes school, university, and postgraduate education. People make their choice regarding university or job after school, and they choose jobs after university. These are very sensitive matters. Help in making the right choice is a real asset. The Russian Association of Statisticians (RASt) is an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistics, Mathematics Education, Professional Associations
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Fernández, María Soledad; Pomilio, Carlos; Cueto, Gerardo; Filloy, Julieta; Gonzalez-Arzac, Adelia; Lois-Milevicich, Jimena; Pérez, Adriana – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
Though statistics is covered in secondary-school curricula, it is usually limited to few lessons and mainly taught in a procedural approach. There seems to be a gap between the education of mathematics teachers and the demands on their practice. Learning statistics from a mathematical perspective does not qualify to teach the subject properly.…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Statistics, Workshops, Preservice Teachers
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Jones, Rhys Christopher – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
The Welsh Baccalaureate qualification has been adopted by most secondary schools within Wales. In years 12 and 13 (ages 16-18), 50% of the qualification requires students to collect primary data and also conduct secondary data analysis to write a 5000 word investigative report. To help teachers develop effective teaching strategies and resources,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Data Analysis
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Hassad, Rossi A. – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
Training programs for statisticians and data scientists in healthcare should give greater importance to fostering inductive reasoning toward developing a mindset for optimizing Big Data. This can complement the current predominant focus on the hypothetico-deductive reasoning model, and is theoretically supported by the constructivist philosophy…
Descriptors: Statistics, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Logical Thinking
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de Oliveira Souza, Leandro; Lopes, Celi Espasandin; Fitzallen, Noleine – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
Statistics education has the potential to assist students to develop their identities and engage in problems and social contexts that assist in empowering them to act politically in the future. The actions and narrative reported in this paper seek to identify the way in which teachers could develop and implement statistical inquiries that utilize…
Descriptors: Creativity, Teaching Methods, Statistics, Cultural Context
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François, Karen; Monteiro, Carlos; Allo, Patrick – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
In the contemporary society a massive amount of data is generated continuously by various means, and they are called Big-Data sets. Big Data has potential and limits which need to be understood by statisticians and statistics consumers, therefore it is a challenge to develop Big-Data Literacy to support the needs of constructive, concerned, and…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Comprehension
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Stern, David; Stern, Roger; Parsons, Danny; Musyoka, James; Torgbor, Francis; Mbasu, Zach – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
The African Data Initiative started as a crowd-sourced campaign to improve the teaching of statistics in African universities. The analysis of climate data provides one suitable context to illustrate ideas that lead to a radical new form of teaching. The problem within the context comes first, the technicalities are largely reduced -- mathematics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Higher Education
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Malaspina, Martín; Malaspina, Uldarico – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
In this paper, we make a qualitative analysis of didactic experiments performed with five 6 to 10-year-old children and five primary school teachers, starting from a structured game with probabilistic elements. The fundamental idea is to stimulate probabilistic thinking not only by playing a card game with decision making in uncertain situations,…
Descriptors: Probability, Children, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Zakari, Ibrahim Sidi – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
This paper aims at highlighting initiatives in developing future statisticians directed at high-school and university levels in Niger. More specifically, it focuses on collaborations, partnerships, outreach initiatives and supporting mechanisms, which may contribute to increase engagement and interest in and attraction to the field of statistics…
Descriptors: Statistics, High School Students, College Students, Partnerships in Education
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Sowey, Eric R. – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
Statistical methods are an indispensable partner in all scientific work and in many other professional and commercial fields. So it is not surprising that statistics is widely studied at university. Yet most students never complete more than a single course in the discipline -- and that is usually early in their studies. In this situation…
Descriptors: Statistics, Long Term Memory, Retention (Psychology), Instructional Effectiveness
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Howley, Peter; Roberts, Tim – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
This paper describes a national statistics-oriented project-based learning activity, which has been delivered annually for five years in Australia and the outcomes of a particular collaboration of this initiative with the discipline of environmental sustainability. The national initiative engages primary- and secondary-school students from varied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Projects, Learning Activities, Active Learning
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Bilgin, Ayse Aysin Bombaci; Bulger, David; Fung, Thomas – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
"We have too many first-year statistics students but too few who choose to major in statistics" is a common complaint among academics in the discipline of statistics, and our department is no exception. Many non-statistics academics appreciate the value of statistics to their discipline and include at least one statistics unit in their…
Descriptors: Statistics, Majors (Students), Introductory Courses, Departments
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