Teaching Strategies to Correct Misconceptions in Descriptive Statistics
The purposes of this study were 1) to elicit misconception that high school students had about the concepts of
descriptive statistics on ‘Data Analysis’ and 2) to investigate teaching strategies to correct students’ misconceptions and
increase statistical reasoning. Instruments were the interviewing form and synthesis of documents. As the results of the
analysis from the interview and synthesis of documents, it was found that 1) high school students had serious misconceptions
about ‘Distribution’, ‘Central Tendency’, and ‘Dispersion’ and 2) the researchers of the prior studies applied the
‘innovations’ and ‘technologies’ for teaching strategies focusing on statistical reasoning to correct misconceptions.
Keywords - Descriptive Statistics, Data Analysis, Statistical Misconception, Statistical Reasoning, Distribution, Central