International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education

Reasoning with Multivariate Evidence
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2007 - Volume 2 Issue 3, pp. 245-269
  • Published Online: 12 Dec 2007
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AMA 10th edition
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Reference: Ridgway J, Nicholson J, McCusker S. Reasoning with Multivariate Evidence. Int Elect J Math Ed. 2007;2(3), 245-269.
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Reference: Ridgway, J., Nicholson, J., & McCusker, S. (2007). Reasoning with Multivariate Evidence. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2(3), 245-269.
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Reference: Ridgway, Jim, James Nicholson, and Sean McCusker. "Reasoning with Multivariate Evidence". International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education 2007 2 no. 3 (2007): 245-269.
Harvard
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Reference: Ridgway, J., Nicholson, J., and McCusker, S. (2007). Reasoning with Multivariate Evidence. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2(3), pp. 245-269.
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Reference: Ridgway J, Nicholson J, McCusker S. Reasoning with Multivariate Evidence. Int Elect J Math Ed. 2007;2(3):245-69.

Abstract

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.

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