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

Session 7F (Thursday 12th, 11:00-12:30,   Level 2 - Seminar Room 3)

Challenges for statistics in the past and in the future



Although statistical literacy is still an increasingly important skill in modern society, statistics is faced by different challenges. Some of these challenges will be discussed in this session: Paper 1 refers to an ambiguity of statistics concerning the aim of statistics to represent and to measure. Paper 2 addresses the relationship between statistics and mathematics. Finally, paper 3 focuses on the demand for new ways of visualizing data given the complexity of public available data.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
7F1Big Data literacyKaren François (Belgium)
Carlos Monteiro (Brazil)
7F2Statistics, Reality, TruthGiovanni A Barbieri (Italy)
7F3Teaching and learning about tree-based methods for exploratory data analysisJoachim Engel (Germany)
Laura Martignon (Germany)
Tim Erickson (United States)