Examination of the Skills of Secondary School Students to Draw and Analysis Graphs in Three Basic Types of Graphs


  • Remzi NAMAL Provincial Directorate of National Education, Düzce, TURKEY


Social Studies, Drawing Graphics, Analysis Graphics, Teaching Skill


The aim of this research is to examine the skills of secondary school students to draw and analysis charts using the bar chart, line chart and pie chart, known as the three basic chart types in social studies teaching. The research was applied in the experimental design in the single group post-test model, based on the application of the independent variable to a single group and the observation of its effect on the dependent variable. The secondary school was attended by a total of 35 students who were studying in the seventh grade. A teaching model was applied to the research group, which included activities prepared in accordance with achievements based on the skill to draw and interpret charts during the research period. The graph drawing and analysis skill checklist (GDAS-CL) scale developed by the researcher was used to collect data for the study. Descriptive statistical methods, t-test and variance analysis (ANOVA) were used in the analysis of the data obtained within the scope of the research. Data obtained from research in graph plotting and analysis of scores in all three chart types showed significant differences in the skill in graphing, graphing, and analysis skill points depending on the chart type of the bar chart showed significant differences in favor observed. Skill to draw and interpret charts according to their total skill scores, it was observed that the type of chart that students were most successful at drawing and interpreting was a bar chart, and the type of chart that they were most difficult to draw was a line chart.