This paper is from Session 1G: Backwards and forwards with research
which comes under Topic 1: Statistics education: Looking back, looking forward
Paper 1G1 (Monday 9th, 14:00-15:30)
The nature and use of theories in statistics education – looking back, looking forward
- Per Nilsson (Örebro University, Sweden)
- Maike Schindler (University of Cologne, Germany)
Theories have a significant role for scientific work—also for statistics education research (SER). This paper elaborates on the use of theories in SER, based on findings of a literature review on the nature and use of theories in SER. In particular, we address theoretical issues and possible directions to further theory development in SER. Subsequently, we discuss five themes that in our view need further attention in SER.