Mathematics Education Research Journal

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 207–225

Graph interpretation aspects of statistical literacy: A Japanese perspective

  • Kazuhiro Aoyama
  • Max Stephens
Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF03217380

Cite this article as:
Aoyama, K. & Stephens, M. Math Ed Res J (2003) 15: 207. doi:10.1007/BF03217380

Abstract

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.

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© Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc. 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuhiro Aoyama
    • 1
  • Max Stephens
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of TsukubaTsukuba City, Ibaraki PrefectureJapan
  2. 2.Department of Science and Mathematics EducationUniversity of MelbourneAustralia

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