Kitaoji Shobo Co., Ltd. To avoid being deceived by superficial numbers in an age overflowing with data! “Sta tistical Literacy Learned through Episodes: Introduction to Data Science from High School to University and Society” R eleased at bookstores

Kitaoji Publishing Co., Ltd.
In the era of data overflowing, how not to be deceived by superficial numbers! “Statistical Literacy Learned through Episodes: Introduction to Data Science from High School to University and Society” Released at bookstores nationwide on November 14.
The practice of statistics requires more than just mathematical knowledge and analytical methods. The ability to accurately convey information to others, the ability to select data appropriately, and the “on-the-ground feeling” that makes you feel the difference from the real world will help you develop statistical literacy to survive in an era overflowing with data!

Kitaoji Shobo Co., Ltd. (located in Kita-ku, Kyoto), which publishes specialized books on pedagogy and social science with a focus on psychology, publishes the latest statistics education book,
Statistical Literacy Learned through Episodes: From High School to University to Society. “Introduction to Connected Data Science” was published and released at bookstores on November 14, 2022 (Monday). [Image 1d104695-6-535cf26a15f2fcd5019a-0.jpg&s3=104695-6-ca6c3f1290d2c05fb59761ee68fad94a-1904x2700.jpg
What is statistical literacy necessary in the age of data?

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The age of data is nothing new, but I think the movement has accelerated in recent years. Universities are establishing new departments of data science one after another, “Information I” is a new subject in the new course of study, and data science lectures by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. The importance of data science and statistical education has increased along with digitization and computerization, and high schools, universities, and even the country are being chased by the times.
However, it seems that there are many people who do not understand how data and statistics are actually connected to practice and how they can be useful.
This book is designed so that high school students, university students, and members of society can learn basic knowledge and skills related to statistics from familiar episodes and questions in which people in various positions play a leading role. In addition, this book will help you acquire the ability to accurately convey
information to others, the ability to select appropriate data, and statistical literacy and critical thinking, such as “on-site experience” that shows the relationship between statistics and our lives. It is

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Part 1: Improve your thinking skills while acquiring basic knowledge in the INPUT edition!
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The first part is the INPUT edition, where you can practice asking “questions” as the first step to deepen your thinking while learning basic statistical knowledge and terminology. Everyday events are used as themes so that even those who are not good at statistical knowledge or thinking can read the story smoothly.

          「What is the probability of winning a rare character in Gacha?」 “Will my academic performance decline if I don’t eat breakfast?”                            ”Aren’t you satisfied with your grades if your self-esteem is low?”
“Are Japanese children less confident than children in other countries?”  You can learn the essence of statistics and statistical literacy by asking questions based on such familiar phenomena and working on problems.
In Part 2: OUTPUT, you will understand what it means to “use” statistics!

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Part 2 is the OUTPUT edition, and based on the basic knowledge you have input, you will learn what you need to be careful about when using statistics in your daily life, and how to use statistics to others. It is structured so that the power of statistical literacy can be acquired through practical “use” of statistics, such as what kind of influence it has and how to interpret the results of analysis. Statistical literacy is not just about learning mathematical knowledge and statistical methods!
People tend to think that people who can handle data and statistics have an advantage in various fields, but statistics are not
omnipotent. It is necessary to interpret, examine, and select data and statistics appropriately according to the purpose, and this often deviates from reality.
That’s why valuing “the voices and feelings of the field = sense of the field” is not just about acquiring statistical literacy, but also about asking questions, thinking and analyzing hypotheses, and coming to conclusions in our daily lives. It is very important in the process behind the activities (from p.111, Chapter 7, Column: 1. High school assignment research).
This book is a book that allows you to learn the essence of
statistical literacy through familiar episodes.
table of contents
Part 1 INPUT
01. Are Japanese children less confident than children in other countries?


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