ERIC Number: ED116608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May-21
Reference Count: N/A
Using OMNITAB to Teach Applied Statistics.
Swanson, James M.; And Others
Developed by the National Bureau of Standards, OMNITAB is a simplified computer language designed to permit the novice user to solve basic statistical functions after less than an hour of instruction. It was hoped that by providing students in introductory statistics courses with an easily understood computer language, fears of number operations would be allayed, and excitement and interest would be generated. OMNITAB can arrange data and do calculations using only a simple list of English language commands and the subsequent numbers. The program provides for immediate corrections of errant commands, and it performs such operations as matrices, linear models, regression, and analysis of variance. Students at the University of Texas easily mastered these basic operations. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Project C-BE.