Investigate statistical intuitions of college students

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SERG *Understanding of Basic Statistical Concepts*

NSF Grant BNS-8509991 (1985 - 88)

*Cognitive Skills Underlying Statistical Inference*

NSF Grant SED-8113323 (1981 - 85)

*Program of Applied Research on Scientific Reasoning Processes*

NSF Grant SED-8016567 (1980 - 83)

*Role of Preconceptions and Representational Transformations in Understanding Science and Mathematics*

NSF Grant BNS-8509991 (1978 - 80)

In these four projects We used primarily clinical interviews to investigate statistical intuitions of college students.

Statistical ideas we explored included randomness, sampling, weighted means, probability, conditional probability and inference, and sampling distributions. Results of this research are included in various articles listed among our available papers.

The TLT project is funded primarily by grant RED-9452917
from the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed here or in other project publications are those of the principal investigators and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.