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 7E (Friday 13th, 11:00-12:30,   Level 3 - Conference Room D)

Using statistical literacy in tools for the society


Session chair: Katharina Böcherer-Linder


Publicly available technological platforms that include and/or produce data-based arguments have an impact on the modern society in various ways. For example, social media could serve as a learning tool if they are used systematically, but social media also provide a huge and unsystematically produced amount of data based arguments whose appropriate interpretation can be a challenge for citizens in our society. This session addresses both publicly available technological platforms as a learning tool and publicly available technological platforms as a resource for a critical evaluation of data based arguments. Paper 1 addresses a framework for critically evaluating data-based arguments available in social media. Paper 2 focuses on an online tool that allows consumer financial planning based on data on mortality and disability. Finally, paper 3 focuses on different social media as a tool for facilitating learning statistics.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
7E1Towards a Framework for Interrogating Data-Based Augments Perpetuated in Social MediaTravis Weiland (United States)
7E2Educating Older People for Retirement Housing Decisions A Case Study in AustraliaTimothy Kyng (Australia)
Ayse Aysin Bilgin (Australia)
Ling Li (Australia)
7E3The use of technology and social media in teaching StatisticsCharalampos Chanialidis (United Kingdom)