A longitudinal investigation of the development of college students' reasoning about bivariate data during an introductory statistics course.


Authors: 
Zieffler, A. S.
Editors: 
Garfield, J. B.
Category: 
Pages: 
Online
Year: 
2006
Publisher: 
University of Minnesota Graduate School.
URL: 
http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications/dissertations/06.Zieffler.Dissertation.pdf
Abstract: 

This study examined students' development of reasoning about quantitative bivariate data during a one-semester university-level introductory statistics course. There were three research questions of interest: (1) What is the nature, or pattern of change in students' development in reasoning about vbivariate data?; (2) Is the sequencing of bivariate data within a course associated with changes in the pattern of change in students' reasoning about bivariate data?; and (3) Are changes in students' reasoning about the foundational concepts of distribution associated with changes in the pattern of change in students' reasoning about bivariate data?