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ERIC Number: ED081221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 7
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Computer Assisted Laboratory Problems for Teaching Business and Economic Statistics.
Moore, Charles N.
A computer-based Statistical Program to Assist in Teaching Statistics (SPATS) has been successfully developed to aid the teaching of statistics to undergraduates with business and economics majors. SPATS simplifies the problem of experimentally creating and analyzing a variety of populations and of selecting and analyzing different kinds of random samples, together with individual data and summary statistics. SPATS is also used by students to carry out statistical experiments to prove theorems, similar to experiments used in chemistry to prove Boyle's and Charles' laws. Although experience with this application of computers is limited, results to date indicate that computer assisted statistical experiments will be a major breakthrough in the process of providing students with a real understanding of basic statistical principles and theorems. Research is continuing on the problem of sharpening and testing the tools of SPATS so as to make them more feasible for undergraduate classroom use. (Author/PB)
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