Research on Statistical Literacy, Reasoning, and Thinking: Issues, Challenges, and Implications

Joan Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi

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This book focuses on one aspect of the “infancy” of the field of statistics education research, by attempting to grapple with the definitions, distinctions, and development of statistical literacy, reasoning, and thinking. As this field grows, the research studies in this volume should help provide a strong foundation as well as a common research literature. This is an exciting time, given the newness of the research area and the energy and enthusiasm of the contributing researchers and educators who are helping to shape the discipline as well as the future teaching and learning of statistics. We point out that there is room for more participants to help define and construct the research agenda and contribute to results. We hope to see many new faces at future gatherings of the international research community, whether at SRTL-4, or 5, or other venues such as the International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS), International Congresson Mathematical Education (ICME), and the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Challenge of Developing Statistical Literacy, Reasoning and Thinking
EditorsDani Ben-Zvi, Joan Garfield
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4020-2278-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4020-2277-7
StatePublished - 2004


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