Undoing the side-effects of statistics education: developing training methods to eliminate the equiprobability bias.This miniproject is now complete.
This miniproject is aimed at finding ways of eliminating the equiprobability bias - the tendency for individuals to think of random events as 'equiprobable' by nature, and thus to judge outcomes that occur with different probabilities as equally likely. A large scale pilot study showed that, paradoxically, students at more advanced stages of their education tend to give more incorrect equiprobability responses than students who had no former education in statistics. The aim of this miniproject is to develop and test training methods that can eliminate the bias, and thus undo the side-effects of statistics education.
You can now access the training materials
to support your statistics teaching.
A final report from this project
July 2008Contact: Kinga Morsanyi
, School of Psychology,
University of Plymouth,