Students' Ambiguity Tolerance as a Success Factor in Learning to Reason Statistically


Tuesday, June 12th, 20072:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Presented by: Rob Carver, Stonehill College


Abstract

We've probably all observed that some of our students become positively irritated with the uncertainty that remains after solving a problem of statistical inference. This webinar reports on a continuing empirical investigation of the relationship between Ambiguity Tolerance (AT) and students' facility in developing the skills of inferential reasoning. This research uses some validated measures of AT and of statistical thinking to focus on ambiguity tolerance as an explanatory or moderating factor in learning to apply the techniques of inference.

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