Why ask why?


Book: 
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Teaching Statistics
Authors: 
Jolliffe, F.
Editors: 
The National Organizing Committee of the ICOTS 4
Category: 
Volume: 
1
Pages: 
57-64
Year: 
1994
Publisher: 
The National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics
Place: 
Rabat, Morocco
Abstract: 

This paper concentrates on the "Why?" parts of some of the simpler questions and discusses the usefulness of asking students to give a brief reason as to why they had chosen the answer they gave. Responses given by the UK students are used to illustrate points.

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