ERIC Number: ED264140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Two Classroom Demonstrations of Statistical Concepts.
With the help of widely available microcomputers, it is possible to demonstrate certain statistical phenomena which students of statistics are usually expected to take on faith. Two demonstrations are described. In the first demonstration, three common types of sampling (simple random, biased, and stratified-random) are used to compare statistics with population parameters. In the second demonstration, it is shown that the standard error of the mean is an imperfect estimate of an ideal population mean, and that it is actually the standard deviation of the distribution of the sample means. Suggestions are provided for the classroom use of these demonstrations and their variations. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Los Angeles, CA, August 23-27, 1985).