Why Statistical Inference is Hard to Understand


Authors: 
Thompson, P. W., Saldanha, L. A., Lui, Y.
Pages: 
Jan-38
Year: 
2004
Publisher: 
American Educational Research Association, April
Abstract: 

The purpose of this study was to investigate the development of students' thinking in relation to their engagement in classroom instruction designed to support their conceiving sampling and inference as a part of a scheme of interrelated ideas including repeated random sampling, variability among sampling outcomes, distribution, and representativeness.