Using informal inferential reasoning to develop formal concepts: Analyzing an activity
Inferential reasoning is a central component of statistics. Researchers have suggested that students should develop an informal understanding of the ideas that underlie inference before learning the concepts formally. This paper presents a hands-on activity that is designed to help students in an introductory statistics course draw informal inferences about a bag of bingo chips and connect these ideas to the formal T-test and confidence interval. This activity is analyzed using a framework and recommendations drawn from the research literature. © 2010 by Aaron Weinberg, Emilie Wiesner, and Thomas J. Pfaff.
Journal of Statistics Education
Weinberg, Aaron; Wiesner, Emilie; and Pfaff, Thomas J., "Using informal inferential reasoning to develop formal concepts: Analyzing an activity" (2010). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 1511.