The Analysis of Data Distributions Presented in the Indonesian and English College Textbooks Based on Statistical Cognition and Meanings of Data

Ummi Habibah, Khairiani Idris, Kai Lin Yang

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A statistics textbook should provide an opportunity for students to acquire skills in statistical cognition which involve statistical basic knowledge, reasoning and thinking. The meaning of data, on the other hand, is crucial for presenting the cognition. This study analyzed topic of data distributions presented in the English and Indonesian college statistics textbooks. While the Indonesian version heavily emphasizes on the basic knowledge related to procedures, the English version, variously elaborates each content with basic knowledge or reasoning. Data as numerical numbers are presented for showing procedures in both versions of textbooks. More diverse meaning of data, however, was found in the English version, including data as numbers with meaningful contexts to represent problems, and as information to be evaluated or criticized using reasoning and thinking.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012149
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
EventInternational Conference on Science and Innovated Engineering 2018, i-COSINE 2018 - Sabang, Aceh, Indonesia
Duration: 2018 Oct 212018 Oct 22


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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