Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13918
Title: Students' Emerging Expressions of Uncertainty while Making Informal Statistical Inferences about Data
Contributor(s): Prodromou, Theodosia  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13918
Abstract: This research study investigates the development of middle school students' emerging expressions of uncertainty through observation of 14- to 15-year-olds, challenged in informal inferential reasoning. This study focuses on students' investigations when sampling from populations and using information from the samples to draw conclusions about the parent populations. The results suggest that when the students engaged in processes of drawing generalised conclusions from data, involving generalising beyond data and using data as evidence of the generalisation, they developed probabilistic language to articulate the degree of certainty embedded in the generalisation. As the students engaged in their inquiries, they developed more sophisticated expressions of the probabilistic language. Attending to students' emerging articulations of uncertainty when making judgments about the underlying structure of the data and observing patterns and trends in data, provides an opportunity to develop more sophisticated understandings of the developmental process of students' statistical inferential reasoning.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Joint IASE/IAOS Satellite Conference - Statistics Education for Progress: Youth and Official Statistics, Macao, China, 22nd - 24th August, 2013
Conference Details: Joint IASE/IAOS Satellite Conference - Statistics Education for Progress: Youth and Official Statistics, Macao, China, 22nd - 24th August, 2013
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Joint IASE/IAOS Satellite Conference - Statistics Education for Progress: Youth and Official Statistics (Session 1.2: Research and Statistical Education), p. 1-7
Publisher: International Association for Statistical Education (IASE)
Place of Publication: online
Field of Research (FOR): 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
930103 Learner Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://iase-web.org/documents/papers/sat2013/IASE_IAOS_2013_Paper_1.2.4_Prodromou.pdf
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