id: 06617476
dt: a
an: 2016e.00520
au: Henriques, Ana
ti: Students’ difficulties in understanding of confidence intervals.
so: Ben-Zvi, Dani (ed.) et al., The teaching and learning of statistics.
International perspectives. Cham: Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-23469-4/hbk;
978-3-319-23470-0/ebook). 129-138 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Cham: Springer
la: EN
cc: D75 K75
ut: confidence intervals; university; students’ difficulties; elements of
meaning
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-23470-0_18
ab: Summary: There is substantial evidence that university students have
considerable difficulties with basic concepts in understanding of
statistical inference. This chapter presents the results of a study
aiming to analyse the students’ difficulties in understanding of
confidence intervals at the level of a first course in statistics at
university. To this end, a written test was applied to 33 students
where they were asked to provide detailed explanation to their answers.
The elements of meaning (extensive, ostensive, actuating, intensive and
validating) present in students’ responses are examined as revealing
comprehension. The results point to several difficulties regarding
confidence intervals which should be taken into account to improve the
teaching and learning of this topic.
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