Do we really know what students know?

Belinda Chiera, Malgorzata Korolkiewicz

Abstract


Students come in with either apprehension or a negative attitude towards statistics.
Those who completed Year 12 tell us they already ‘know’ statistics.
Many display varied degrees of maths anxiety.
Irrespective of background, the majority struggle when faced with conducting analyses and interpreting results.
What do the students really know and understand about statistics?

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