Research: Statistical Intuitions

Investigate statistical intuitions of college students
Group Page: 

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.