Statistics poster competitions: an opportunity to connect academics and teachers

Dunn, Peter K. and Richardson, Alice and Prodromou, Theodosia and Axelsen, Taryn ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3564-4354 (2020) Statistics poster competitions: an opportunity to connect academics and teachers. Statistics Education Research Journal, 19 (1).

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Abstract

The Australian Statistics Competition (ASC) was a national statistics poster competition that ran from 2006 to 2016. One of the aims of the ASC was to create connections between academics and teachers. In this paper, we report a study that investigated the experience of the organisers of this competition. We administered a written survey and conducted semistructured interviews with the organisers by a semi-structured protocol, with the aim of exploring the experience of the ASC organisers (the academics) in relation to connecting with teachers. We found geographical, intrinsic, organisational and personnel barriers to continuing connections between academics and teachers. We provide a list of recommendations for those involved in, or planning on starting, a similar competition.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Sciences (6 Sep 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Sciences (6 Sep 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2020 00:35
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020 00:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: statistics education research; collaborations; schools; statistical literacy
Fields of Research (2008): 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0104 Statistics > 010499 Statistics not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 49 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES > 4905 Statistics > 490599 Statistics not elsewhere classified
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390305 Professional education and training
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930499 School/Institution not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40184

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