ERIC Number: ED180442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-6
Reference Count: 0
Self-Paced Instruction in SPSS with Multitutor.
Wides, Jeffrey W.
More than a dozen CAI modules which teach the uninitiated user how to use the interactive Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) are described. The modules are based on the principle of incrementally increasing difficulty, self pacing, and student involvement. The first half of the set introduces the student to interactive computing, illustrates required SPSS control cards, and enables the student to get an output from a small data file which s/he has created. The modules conclude with the student being led through a series of analyses involving 1976 U.S. socio-economic, attitudinal, and voting data. The modules are written in Multitutor for CDC's interactive SPSS, but they can be adapted especially to PLATO and, with greater effort, to IIS or Coursewriter. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Educational Media, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Programs, Learning Modules, Mastery Learning
Jeffrey W. Wides, 7459 Drexel Drive, University City, MO 63130 (information about availability of modules only)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Academic Computing Applications (Gary, IN, April 6, 1979); For a related document, see IR 007 915