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Istatistiksel Okuryazarliga Dair Fikirlerin Genisletilmesi: Istatistik Kuruluslarinin Urunleri Uzerine Bir Analiz (Tercume)

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  • Semra Kiranli

    () (Ankara Üniv. Egitim Bil. Enstitüsü)

  • Res. Ass. Murat Tasdan

    () (Ankara Üniversitesi Egitim Bilimleri Fak. EYTEP Anabilim Dali)

  • Res. Ass. Dr. Abdurrahman Ilgan

    () (Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Egitim Fak. EYTEP Anabilim Dali)

  • Res. Ass. Mustafa Erdem

    () (Ankara Üniversitesi Egitim Bilimleri Fak. EYTEP Anabilim Dalý)

Abstract

This paper reports the results of an exploratory study of the characteristics of key information products released by statistics agencies. Such products are central to debates and decisions in the public arena, but have received little attention in the literature on statistical literacy, statistics education, or adult numeracy. Based on a qualitative analysis of Internet-based products of six national and international statistics agencies, the paper sketches the characteristics of five product types (Indicators, Press releases, Executive summaries, Reports, and Aggregate data) and of the environment in which they are found. The paper discusses implications for the specification of the skills needed for accessing, filtering, comprehending, and critically evaluating information in these products. Directions for future research and educational practice are outlined.

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  • Semra Kiranli & Res. Ass. Murat Tasdan & Res. Ass. Dr. Abdurrahman Ilgan & Res. Ass. Mustafa Erdem, 2007. "Istatistiksel Okuryazarliga Dair Fikirlerin Genisletilmesi: Istatistik Kuruluslarinin Urunleri Uzerine Bir Analiz (Tercume)," Istanbul University Econometrics and Statistics e-Journal, Department of Econometrics, Faculty of Economics, Istanbul University, vol. 6(1), pages 69-98, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ist:ancoec:v:6:y:2007:i:1:p:69-98
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