10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
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This is a session of Topic 7: Statistical literacy in the wider society

Session 7C (Thursday 12th, 14:00-15:30,   Level 3 - Conference Room C)

Promoting statistical literacy with visualisation



Statistics shapes our society. For this reason, to be statistical literate is crucial for people also beyond professions that obviously deal with statistics. In this session we focus on professions for which mathematics or statistics is not the central part, but nevertheless to a certain extent crucial. We further focus on visualisations as a tool for an appropriate teaching and learning of statistical issues that are important and meaningful for these profesions. Paper 1 refers to a project focusing on dealing with risks in the profession of physicians and lawyers. Particularly a learning trajectory supported by visualisation is regareded that aims to improve the understanding of conditional probabilities and Bayes‘ rule. Paper 2 refers to a research project also focusing on the Bayes‘ rule and focusing on physicians and their understanding of medical diagnosis that involve more than one medical tests. Finally, paper 3 refers to students of a vocational school (hairdressing and aesthetics specialty) and their learning of statistical graphs and the interpretation of these graphs as a competence for statistical literate citizens.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
7C1Visualizing statistical information with unit squaresKatharina Böcherer-Linder (Germany)
Andreas Eichler (Germany)
Markus Vogel (Germany)
7C2T(h)ree steps to improve Bayesian reasoningKarin Binder (Germany)
Georg Bruckmaier (Germany)
Jörg Marienhagen (Germany)
Stefan Krauss (Germany)
7C3Vocational training students’ reading levels of statistical graphsPedro Arteaga (Spain)
Carmen Batanero (Spain)
J, Manuel Vigo (Spain)
José Miguel Contreras (España)