I was recently reading the January/February 2023 issue of “Science Scope” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the “Interdisciplinary Ideas” column, written by Kristin Hunter-Thomson. She wrote an article entitled, “Why Should We All Embrace Statistical Thinking?”
Statistical thinking is the mindset that we use when doing anything with data. The mindset is based on the following three criteria:
1. Any work with data involves interconnected processes.
2. All processes and data have variability.
3. Understanding variability and these processes is key to making sense of data.