Does CensusAtSchool develop statistical literacy?

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CensusAtSchool project has been keen to improve statistical literacy, that is give students an increased understanding of data and encourage them to develop a healthy skepticism towards the statistics presented to them in various forms, including in the media. CensusAtSchool gives school students the skills to conduct statistical investigations that are an excellent learning tool because they are carried out using real data collected from and about students in different countries. A common conception shared by CensusAtSchool, sees statistical literacy as a core capability to interpret, critically evaluate, and discuss statistical information, data related arguments, or stochastic phenomena. Participants can build positive attitudes towards statistics and develop skills in handling data and discussing its interpretation. Since CensusAtSchool data is geared toward comparisons between samples, this naturally calls for an informal inference about the extent to which differences between classes or schools are meaningful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-230
Number of pages2
JournalStatistical Journal of the IAOS
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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