How Students Learn Statistics


Authors: 
Garfield, J. B.
Category: 
Volume: 
63
Pages: 
25-34
Year: 
1995
Publisher: 
International Statistical Review
Abstract: 

Research in the areas of psychology, statistical education, and mathematics education is reviewed and the results applied to the teaching of college-level statistics courses. The argument is made that statistics educators need to determine what it is they really want students to learn, to modify their teaching according to suggestions from the research literature, and to use assessment to determine if their teaching is effective and if students are developing statistical understanding and competence.

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