Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 14, Number 1 (Spring 2009)
The latest edition of SERJ (Statistics Education Research Journal) was published online last November and is available at http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications.php?show=serj. The issue is a 'special issue' on the topic of Informal Inferential Reasoning (IIR) -- intuitive and informal ways of reasoning about statistical inference -- guest edited by Dave Pratt and Janet Ainsley of the University of London and the University of Leicester, respectively. It contains articles by a range of statistics educators at the forefront of this field, considering the epistemological, psychological and pedagogic dimensions that underpin informal inferential reasoning at any level of education. Researchers who have some familiarity with IIR will want to look through these papers (if they haven't done so already), while those who don't yet have any background in this area will find the special issue a useful way to find out the current state of thinking.
In the next issue look for the following articles: