Learning about sampling: Trouble at the core of statistics


Book: 
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Teaching Statistics
Authors: 
Rubin, A., Bruce, B., & Tenney, Y.
Editors: 
Vere-Jones, D., Carlyle, S., & Dawkins, B. P.
Category: 
Volume: 
1
Pages: 
314-319
Year: 
1991
Publisher: 
International Statistical Institute
Place: 
Voorburg, Netherlands
Abstract: 

This paper explores some of the underlying conceptions and heuristics students bring to the study of statistics, and makes some initial hypotheses as to how these approaches might complicate students' learning the foundations of statistical inference.