10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Contributed paper list

Contributed Paper C223

In session C2A  (Monday 9th, 14:00-15:30,   Level 3 - Conference Room A)

Post-secondary teachers’ understanding of p-value


Jason Mark Dolor (Portland State University, USA)
Dana Kirin (Portland State University, USA)


Jason Mark Dolor (United States)


The last three decades has seen a significant growth in the number of students taking introductory statistics at the post-secondary level. It is therefore imperative to ensure that those employed to teach statistics have the appropriate statistical knowledge to provide quality education in the classroom. This research is part of a larger study investigating the statistical knowledge of graduate teaching assistants and community college instructors on topics of probability in hypothesis testing. We will present work done by these two populations on surveys and task-based interviews related to the p-value. Through this research, we hope to provide information on the statistical knowledge of teachers employed at the post-secondary level that may in turn be used to support the professional development of teachers of statistics.

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