10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Full topic list
This is a session of Topic 8: New approaches to research in statistics education

Session 8E (Tuesday 10th, 16:00-17:30,   Level 2 - AV Study Room)

Theory and Frameworks



The ability for different people to look at the same thing, yet see something entirely different is considered, depending on your perspective, a blessing or a curse. With the right tools, however, individuals are able to share their unique perspectives with others. With the right lens, theoretical framework, methodology or theory, new perspectives emerge. Such is the case with the papers in this session. Through new theoretical frameworks and utilizing established theories in new domains, findings shed new light on chronicle problems in the teaching and learning of statistics, such as statistics anxiety, students’ knowledge (e.g., comparing distributions and variability judgment), and understanding statistics discourses and practices. The critical evaluation of past and present theories and frameworks, it should be noted, will be as integral to the session as the findings and the novel research approaches that have emerged.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
8E1Use of the focusing framework for characterizing students’ foci of attention when reasoning about data distributionsLuis Saldanha (Canada)
Mathieu Thibault (Canada)
8E2Revealing Conceptual Difficulties when Interpreting Histograms: An Eye-Tracking StudyLonneke Boels (The Netherlands)
Arthur Bakker (The Netherlands)
Paul Drijvers (The Netherlands)
Rutmer Ebbes (The Netherlands)
Wim van Dooren (The Netherlands)
8E3Towards a research-based framework for statistics educationDarren Macey (United Kingdom)
Ellen Jameson (United Kingdom)
Lucy Rycroft-Smith (United Kingdom)
Lynne Mcclure (United Kingdom)
Rachael Horsman (United Kingdom)
Vinay Kathotia (United Kingdom)