The interplay between students' statistical knowledge and context knowledge in analyzing data
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In this study, we examined the role of context knowledge in data analysis tasks and investigated the interplay between students' use of context knowledge and statistical knowledge. Findings showed that knowledge of context was an important factor contributing to students' engagement in statistical tasks. Students used context knowledge in three broad ways: to rationalize the data or their interpretations, in taking a critical stance toward the data, and in ways that were not necessarily productive or pertinent in addressing the task at hand.
ICOTS 7 Proceedings
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