A study of numeracy in forensic scientists Article

Houck, MM. (2007). A study of numeracy in forensic scientists . 57(5), 672-680.

cited authors

  • Houck, MM

fiu authors

abstract

  • A study was conducted with forensic experts using standard tests of frequency assessment and number handling to judge their abilities to estimate problem solving capacities. The experts faired no better than other professions; in some ways, they did worse. Given the prevalence of statistics in the courtroom, a greater emphasis on enhancing numerical literacy teaching statistics may be necessary in the forensic sciences.

publication date

  • September 1, 2007

start page

  • 672

end page

  • 680

volume

  • 57

issue

  • 5