ERIC Number: ED116606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr-2
Reference Count: N/A
Using OMNITAB Interactively in a Statistics Laboratory.
Swanson, James M.; And Others
OMNITAB is an interpretive computing system that enables the nonprogramer to use a computer to perform calculations and manipulations on tabulated data without prior knowledge of computers and computer languages. Because OMNITAB is widely available, and can be used to perform a variety of operations, instructors selected it for use in a statistics laboratory. Psychology students enrolled in a statistics course used the computer laboratory section to perform computational exercises. The objectives of this laboratory program were to overcome the typical student's fear or dislike of handling numbers, to avoid the boredom associated with mechanical operations in statistics, to motivate the student, and to introduce the student to the computation center. (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Project C-BE.