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dc.contributor.authorSharma, Sashi
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-07T04:10:22Z
dc.date.available2014
dc.date.available2015-01-07T04:10:22Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationSharma, S. (2014). Influence of culture on secondary school students’ understanding of statistics: A Fijian perspective. Statistics Education Research Journal, 13(2), 104–117.en
dc.identifier.issn1570-1824
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/9034
dc.description.abstractAlthough we use statistical notions daily in making decisions, research in statistics education has focused mostly on formal statistics. Further, everyday culture may influence informal ideas of statistics. Yet, there appears to be minimal literature that deals with the educational implications of the role of culture. This paper will discuss the interaction between statistical cognition and culture, reporting on the effects of culture on secondary students’ statistical ideas. It will draw on examples from my work and that of a few others who have studied cultural influences on statistical ideas to explain how statistics is tied to cultural practices. The paper will consider the issues arising out of the literature and offer suggestions for meeting the challenges.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherInternational Statistical Institute
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: Statistics Education Research Journal. © 2014 International Association for Statistical Education
dc.subjecthigh school students
dc.subjectCultural context
dc.subjectstatistics education research
dc.subjectsocio-cultural theory
dc.titleInfluence of culture on secondary school students' understanding of statistics: A Fijian perspective
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.relation.isPartOfStatistics Education Research Journal
pubs.begin-page104
pubs.elements-id118075
pubs.end-page117
pubs.issue2
pubs.publication-statusPublished
pubs.volume13


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