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Characterising students' strategies with TinkerPlots

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Fitzallen, NE, Characterising students' strategies with TinkerPlots, Technology Innovations in Statistics Education, 7, (1) Article 2. ISSN 1933-4214 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Exploration of the way in which students interacted with the software package, TinkerPlots Dynamic Data Exploration, to answer questions about a data set using different forms of graphical representations, revealed that the students used three dominant strategies – Snatch and Grab, Proceed and Falter, and Explore and Complete. The participants in the study were 12 year 5- and-6 students (11-12 years old) who completed data analysis activities and answered questions about the data analysis process undertaken. The data for the inquiry were collected by on-screen capture video as the students worked at the computer with TinkerPlots. Thematic analysis was used to explore the data to determine the students’ strategies when conducting data analysis within the software environment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:TinkerPlots, technology, interaction, strategies, graph interpretation, graph creation
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Author:Fitzallen, NE (Dr Noleine Fitzallen)
ID Code:85486
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-07-11
Last Modified:2014-06-24
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