dc.contributor.authorPérez-Echeverría, Mª Puy
dc.contributor.authorPostigo, Yolanda
dc.contributor.authorMarín Oller, Cristina
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-19T09:53:21Z
dc.date.available2021-11-19T09:53:21Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0332-3315
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12226/1053
dc.description.abstractHow do university students understand the graphs that they read in their textbooks? How does their knowledge regarding the content and their statistical training influence this understanding? Does the kind of task demand also influence this understanding? To answer these questions, we asked a group of psychology students and a group of economics students to choose the most suitable graph for presenting the results of different psychological research studies (reports) (selection task) or to explain in words the results of the same reports shown by means of their graphic representations only (interpretation task). The results showed there were very few differences between groups. Most of the students were able to relate textual information to the adequate graph, but also revealed significant shortcomings and mistakes in their understanding of important syntactic aspects of graphs. They also interpreted the graphs correctly but their interpretation had different levels of complexity, which were not always optimal. We also identified significant differences regarding the difficulty of the reports and the kinds of misinterpretations of graphs. The two tasks thus revealed different pictures of students’ skills in reading and interpreting graphs and, consequently, how the characteristics of task demands influence their performance.es
dc.language.isoenes
dc.titleUnderstanding of graphs in social science undergraduate students: selection and interpretation of graphses
dc.typearticlees
dc.description.course2017-18es
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/03323315.2018.1440248
dc.issue.number1es
dc.journal.titleIrish Educational Studieses
dc.page.initial89es
dc.page.final111es
dc.publisher.facultyFacultad de Ciencias de la Salud y de la Educaciónes
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccesses
dc.subject.keywordunderstanding graphses
dc.subject.keywordInfluence Of Knowledgees
dc.subject.keywordTask Demandses
dc.subject.keywordGraph Selectiones
dc.subject.keywordGraph Interpretationes
dc.volume.number37es


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