ERIC Number: ED243952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-27
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Microcomputer Programs for Classroom and Laboratory Use.
Anderson, G. Ernest, Jr.
The author presents guidelines for the selection of statistical analysis software given to graduate students to work independently. Criteria for a good teaching program are delineated. Several software programs are evaluated: STATMASTER, Statistics and Probability, Monte Carlo Simulations, Survey Sampling, KEYSTAT, CAPSAS: Computer Assisted Program for the Selection of Appropriate Statistics, EDA: Exploratory Data Analysis, INTROSTAT, Statistics With Finesse, STATPAC, GANOVA: Generalized Analysis of Variance, Speedstat, Micro-DSS/Analysis, and Micro-TSP. Several statistics packages are briefly reviewed, including STATPRO, A-STAT, Computer Models for Management Science, Multiple Factor Analysis, a General Correlation Program, and Test Construction Package. An appendix lists criteria for evaluating software. Demonstration pages prepared with a TEXPRINT printer interface card in the APPLE II+ computer are included. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Apple II Plus; Software Evaluation; Software Reviews; Statistical Packages
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).