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 8C (Thursday 12th, 16:00-17:30,   Level 2 - Medium Conference Room)



Session chair: Egan Chernoff


The word “reasoning” is polysemic, it can mean different things to different people. To combat this issue, specifically in the field of statistics education, reasoning is often accompanied with a qualifier: statistical reasoning, heuristic reasoning, informal reasoning, formal inferential reasoning, informal inferential reasoning, and others. Given the sheer volume of research on this topic, reasoning, as a staple of statistics education research, is a prime candidate for new approaches to research and research methodologies. The papers in this session, while specifically attending to inferential and causal reasoning, for example, concurrently paint a broader picture of research goals and challenges (e.g., the persistence of preconceptions) faced by statistics educators around the globe.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
8C1Using the Toulmin model of argumentation to validate students' inferential reasoningMaría Guadalupe Tobías-Lara (México)
Ana Gómez-Blancarte (México)
8C2Assessing statistical literacy and statistical reasoningAnelise Sabbag (Brazil)
Andrew Zieffler (United States)
Joan Garfield (United States)
8C3Students’ conceptual understanding of the relationship between study design and conclusions in an introductory statistics courseElizabeth Fry (United States)