Research in Statistics Education


Book: 
Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2000-2003
Authors: 
Pfannkuch, M., Watson, J.
Editors: 
Perry, B., Anthony, G., Diezmann, C.
Type: 
Pages: 
265-289
Year: 
2004
Publisher: 
Post Pressed
Abstract: 

The research reported in this chapter spans students in preparatory grades, undergraduate statistics students, preservice teachers, and practising statisticans. The chapter starts with theoretical frameworks that have been developed by Australasian researchers, then focuses on reserach involving students' reasoning and thinking within the statistics discipline, related to probability, variation, sampling, and data representation and interpretation, rounding off with a section on improving teaching and the curriculum. The conclusion addresses reserach areas for future development, as well as areas that should continue to receive attention.