Graph interpretation aspects of statistical literacy: A Japanese perspective
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- Aoyama, K. & Stephens, M. Math Ed Res J (2003) 15: 207. doi:10.1007/BF03217380
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Many educators and researchers are trying to define statistical literacy for the 21st century. Kimura, a Japanese science educator, has suggested that a key task of statistical literacy is the ability to extract qualitative information from quantitative information, and/or to create new information from qualitative and quantitative information. This article presents research that offers a theoretical basis using the SOLO Taxonomy to capture students’ ability to create new information from qualitative and quantitative information. This research shows that the “creation of dimensionally new information” is a complex construct requiring further research and a deeper analysis than Kimura appears to have used.