Reasoning with Multivariate Evidence

Jim Ridgway, James Nicholson, Sean McCusker

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We report a study where 195 students aged 12 to 15 years were presented with computerbased tasks that require reasoning with multivariate data, together with paper-based tasks from a well established scale of statistical literacy. The computer tasks were cognitively more complex, but were only slightly more difficult than paper tasks. All the tasks fitted well onto a single Rasch scale. Implications for the curriculum, and public presentations of data are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-269
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


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