10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Contributed paper list

Contributed Paper C156

In session C5B  (Tuesday 10th, 14:00–15:30,   Level 3E - Room A)

The analysis of data distributions presented in the Indonesian and English college textbooks based on statistical cognition and meanings of data


Khairiani Idris (State Institute for Islamic Studies of Lhokseumawe, Indonesia)
Kai-Lin Yang (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)


Khairiani Idris (Indonesia)


Statistics textbooks should provide an opportunity for students to acquire skills in statistical cognition which involve statistical basic knowledge, reasoning and thinking. Meanings of data, on the other hand, are crucial for presenting the cognition. This study analyzed topic of data distributions presented in the English and Indonesian college statistics textbooks. While the Indonesian version heavily emphasizes on the basic knowledge related to procedures, the English version variously elaborates each content with basic knowledge or reasoning. Data as numerical numbers are presented for showing procedures in both versions of textbooks. A More diverse meaning of data, however, were found in the English version, including data as numbers with meaningful contexts to represent problems, and as information to be evaluated or criticized using reasoning and thinking.