ERIC Number: ED190111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Statistical Concepts Using Microcomputer Simulations.
Stockburger, David W.
This paper discusses the potential for the use of microcomputers as an aid in the teaching of statistics, and reviews five of the approaches that have been taken: (1) CAI question and answer dialogs; (2) statistics as a tool in the teaching of a computer language; (3) the computer as a computational tool; (4) computer generated tests and homework; and (5) the computer as simulator. The description of a microcomputer simulation program designed for an intermediate statistics course on research and design (ANOVA) includes an example of its application in a student exercise involving F-Ratios. Some guidelines on the purchase of a microcomputer system to be used in a statistics laboratory are provided. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the obstacles to be overcome in the development of instructional systems, and the bibliography lists 24 references. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association Meeting (Oklahoma City, OK, April 1980). Best copy available.