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Title: Developing a framework for reasoning about explained and unexplained variation
Contributor(s): Reid, Jacqueline  (author)orcid ; Reading, Christine E  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2010
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Abstract: As a principal form of statistical thinking, consideration of variation impacts on all aspects of statistics. There has been extensive research about students' reasoning about variation but little research focusing on helping students model variation as a combination of explained and unexplained variation. A study analysed responses to a measurement instrument that was developed to assess tertiary students' informal reasoning about variation, focusing on explained and unexplained variation. Selected students were also interviewed. This paper reports the analysis of the responses that informed the refinement of a framework that describes six components of reasoning about explained and unexplained variation. Implications for researchers and educators will also be discussed.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ICOTS8: 8th International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 11th - 16th July, 2010
Conference Details: ICOTS8: 8th International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 11th - 16th July, 2010
Source of Publication: Data and context in statistical education: Towards an evidence-based society - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS8)
Publisher: International Association for Statistical Education (IASE) & International Statistical Institute (ISI)
Place of Publication: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Field of Research (FOR): 010499 Statistics not elsewhere classified
130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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