ERIC Number: ED211335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Manual for the Computer-Assisted Data Analysis (CADA) Monitor (1980).
Novick, Melvin R.; And Others
The Computer-Assisted Data Analysis (CADA) Monitor is a conversational-language interactive computer software package intended for several audiences. It has three main functions: (1) to teach modern statistical methods to students with minimal mathematical backgrounds; (2) to provide educational administrators and others with easily used, yet sophisticated methods of exploring data sets, assessing utilities and prior probabilities, obtaining posterior probabilities, and combining these probabilities and utilities in order to produce coherent and effective decisions; and (3) to provide mathematically and statistically advanced persons with some powerful matrix tools useful in a wide variety of advanced applications. The system is accessible to students and educators who have no computer experience. The CADA leads a user through a statistical analysis on a step-by-step basis so that the user must do things correctly. A further innovation of CADA is the integrated tree-structure design of the system. Data are passed automatically from one module of an analysis to another. This manual discusses design concepts and capabilities of the Monitor as a data analysis system. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City.