Data skills in schools: teaching statistics

David Young, John Reilly

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In Scotland, numeracy across learning has been emphasised as a key area of
the Curriculum for Excellence to provide learners with essential analytic,
problem-solving and decision-making skills. The Statistics Award was
developed in collaboration with the Scottish Qualifications Authority and the
University of Strathclyde in an attempt to provide an opportunity for young
people to learn these skills. The emphasis of the course is on the application
of statistics to real-life data and interpretation of results in an appropriate
context. Minitab or R Studio are used for the analysis of data with learning
skills focussed on the application of appropriate statistical methodology and
clear interpretation of results in the context of the research question of
interest. Support materials for teachers and students have been developed
including online resources funded by the Nuffield Foundation’s Q-Step
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of the ISI World Statistics Congress 2019
Subtitle of host publicationInvited Paper Session Volume 2
Place of PublicationMalaysia
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2019
EventISI World Statistics Congress - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 18 Aug 201923 Aug 2019


ConferenceISI World Statistics Congress
CityKuala Lumpur


  • teaching
  • teaching statistics
  • statistical literacy
  • statistical software


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