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This is a session of Topic 8: Other determinants & developments in Statistics education             Full topic list

(Tuesday 4th, 14:00-15:30)

Mass media and statistics



Nowadays information is being generated with amazing speed and much of it is being disseminated by the mass media in various statistical forms. The mass media is therefore an importer and an exporter of statistics which, in turn, leads to the need for reporters, editors and readers to be knowledgeable in statistics. On the other hand, the mass media has also become a rich resource for statistical education. In this session, we shall see how educators effectively make use of the mass media in their teaching of statistics. New media forms and new technology also play an important role in this area.


PaperTitlePresenter(s) / Author(s)
8A1Media studies and Statistics: real-world demands, classroom quandaries, and on-line solutionsFred Zandpour (United States)
Tony Rimmer (United States)
8A2News-based learning of StatisticsPhilip Yu (Hong Kong)
Wing K Fung
8A3Using media reports to develop statistical literacy in year 10 studentsLynda Merriman (New Zealand)