The impact of tutor, extract and word on the correct definition of lexically ambiguous words in statistics

Alice RICHARDSON, Peter Dunn, R Hutchins

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    Lexical ambiguity arises when a word from everyday English is used differently, with a specific meaning, in a particular discipline, such as statistics. This paper reports on a project that studies the effect of such words within the context of extracts from scholarly articles on students’ ability to define lexically ambiguous words correctly and statistically. The effect of the tutor on students’ ability to overcome lexical ambiguity after a one semester introductory Statistics course is also studied.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education
    EditorsManjula Sharma, Alexandra Young
    Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
    PublisherUniServe Science
    Pages185-192
    Number of pages8
    Volume19
    ISBN (Print)9780987183422
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventUniserve Science - Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 19 Sep 201321 Sep 2013

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    ConferenceUniserve Science
    CountryAustralia
    CityCanberra
    Period19/09/1321/09/13

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    RICHARDSON, A., Dunn, P., & Hutchins, R. (2013). The impact of tutor, extract and word on the correct definition of lexically ambiguous words in statistics. In M. Sharma, & A. Young (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (Vol. 19, pp. 185-192). Sydney, Australia: UniServe Science.
    RICHARDSON, Alice ; Dunn, Peter ; Hutchins, R. / The impact of tutor, extract and word on the correct definition of lexically ambiguous words in statistics. Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education . editor / Manjula Sharma ; Alexandra Young. Vol. 19 Sydney, Australia : UniServe Science, 2013. pp. 185-192
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    RICHARDSON, A, Dunn, P & Hutchins, R 2013, The impact of tutor, extract and word on the correct definition of lexically ambiguous words in statistics. in M Sharma & A Young (eds), Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education . vol. 19, UniServe Science, Sydney, Australia, pp. 185-192, Uniserve Science, Canberra, Australia, 19/09/13.

    The impact of tutor, extract and word on the correct definition of lexically ambiguous words in statistics. / RICHARDSON, Alice; Dunn, Peter; Hutchins, R.

    Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education . ed. / Manjula Sharma; Alexandra Young. Vol. 19 Sydney, Australia : UniServe Science, 2013. p. 185-192.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

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    RICHARDSON A, Dunn P, Hutchins R. The impact of tutor, extract and word on the correct definition of lexically ambiguous words in statistics. In Sharma M, Young A, editors, Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education . Vol. 19. Sydney, Australia: UniServe Science. 2013. p. 185-192