This paper is from Session 7A: Promoting understanding of civic statistics: Linking conceptual frameworks, datasets, visualizations, and resources
which comes under Topic 7: Statistical literacy in the wider society
Paper 7A2 (Friday 13th, 11:00-12:30)
Developing Official Statistics Literacy: A proposed model and implications
- Iddo Gal (Univesity of Haifa, Israel)
- Irena Ograjenšek (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
This paper advocates the need to develop a conceptual framework concerning official statistics literacy, and the knowledge bases that adults at large and non-specialists need in order to be critically aware of social and economic phenomena by understanding key aspects of official statistics. The absence of a widely accepted framework in this regard may affect the ability of official statistics providers and statistics educators to develop effective educational programs. We thus propose a model encompassing six key knowledge elements needed for statistical literacy related to official statistics. We then discuss implications, including the need to develop a digital textbook and a modular online course focused on the elements in the proposed model, implications for research, and other directions.