**DEVELOPING YOUNG STUDENTS’
INFORMAL**

**INFERENCE SKILLS IN DATA
ANALYSIS**

efi
paparistodemou

European
University Cyprus

e.paparistodemou@euc.ac.cy

MARIA
MELETIOU-MAVROTHERIS

European
University Cyprus

m.mavrotheris@euc.ac.cy

Abstract

*This paper focuses on developing students’ informal inference skills,
reporting on how a group of third grade students formulated and evaluated
data-based inferences using the dynamic statistics data-visualization
environment TinkerPlots ^{TM}*

*Keywords: **Statistics
education research, Elementary education, TinkerPlots,
Informal statistical inference*

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*Statistics
Education Research Journal, 7(2), 83-106, http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/serj*

*Ó** International
Association for Statistical Education (IASE/ISI), May, 2008*

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EFI PAPARISTODEMOU

2003