2022 journal article

INVESTIGATING DATA LIKE A DATA SCIENTIST: KEY PRACTICES AND PROCESSES

STATISTICS EDUCATION RESEARCH JOURNAL, 21(2), 3.

By: L. Hollylynneโ€‰ n, G. Mojica n, E. Thrasher n & P. Baumgartner

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Contributors: H. Lee nโ€‰

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2022

With a call for schools to infuse data across the curriculum, many are creating curricula and examining studentsโ€™ thinking in data-intensive problems. As the discipline of statistics education broadens to data science education, there is a need to examine how practices in data science can inform work in K-12. We synthesize literature about statistics investigation processes, data science as a field and practices of data scientists. Further, we provide results from an ethnographic and interview study of the work of data scientists. Together, these inform a new framework to support data investigation processes. We explicate the practices and dispositions needed and offer a glimpse of how the framework can be used to move the discipline of data science education forward.