Using distributions as statistical evidence in well-structured and ill-structured problems

Makar, Katie and Confrey, Jere (2005). Using distributions as statistical evidence in well-structured and ill-structured problems. In: K. Makar, Proceedings of the Fourth International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy (SRTL-4). SRTL4 - 2005: Fourth International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy, University of Auckland, New Zealand, (). 2-7 July, 2005.


Author Makar, Katie
Confrey, Jere
Title of paper Using distributions as statistical evidence in well-structured and ill-structured problems
Conference name SRTL4 - 2005: Fourth International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy
Conference location University of Auckland, New Zealand
Conference dates 2-7 July, 2005
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Fourth International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy (SRTL-4)
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Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor K. Makar
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Collection year 2005
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Research has suggested that understanding in well-structured settings often does not transfer to the everyday, less-structured problems encountered outside of school. Little is known, beyond anecdotal evidence, about how teachers' consideration of distributions as evidence in well-structured settings compares with their use in ill-structured problem contexts. A qualitative study of preservice secondary teachers examined their use of distributions as evidence in four tasks of varying complexity and ill-structuredness. Results suggest that teachers' incorporation of distributions in well-structured settings does not imply that they will be incorporated in less structured problems (and vice-versa). Implications for research and teaching are discussed.
Subjects E1
330000 Education
740000 - Education and Training
Q-Index Code E1

 
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