ERIC Number: ED255560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputers: Statistical Analysis Software. Evaluation Guide Number 5.
Gray, Peter J.
This guide discusses six sets of features to examine when purchasing a microcomputer-based statistics program: hardware requirements; data management; data processing; statistical procedures; printing; and documentation. While the current statistical packages have several negative features, they are cost saving and convenient for small to moderate data sets when compared to mainframe computers. It is important to evaluate a statistical analysis program in terms of its versatility regarding the features needed most. (BS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Research on Evaluation Program.