id: 06439552
dt: a
an: 2015d.00823
au: Finch, Sue; Gordon, Ian
ti: The development of a first course in statistical literacy for
undergraduates.
so: MacGillivray, Helen (ed.) et al., Topics from Australian conferences on
teaching statistics. OZCOTS 2008â€’2012. New York, NY: Springer (ISBN
978-1-4939-0602-4/hbk; 978-1-4939-0603-1/ebook). Springer Proceedings
in Mathematics \& Statistics 81, 73-98 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: New York, NY: Springer
la: EN
cc: K45 K75 K85 K95 D35
ut: statistical literacy; critical thinking; statistical graphics
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-0603-1_6
ab: Summary: We describe the development of a statistical literacy subject
suitable for undergraduate students from any discipline. Dispositions
and fundamental ideas in thinking statistically as a cognizant consumer
of media and research reports are identified from the literature. Using
this framework, we describe how learning is embedded in a rich context
of a diverse range of real-world problems. We illustrate the importance
of visual representations in teaching fundamental ideas, including
those about variability and statistical modelling, without assuming a
strong mathematical background. The development of statistical
dispositions is supported by modelling a statisticianâ€™s enquiring
approach to a question informed by data, structured practice at this
approach, and checklists and tips to prompt scepticism.
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