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ERIC Number: ED503411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
The Evaluation of Student Attitudes toward MC2G
Basol-Gocmen, Gulsah; Kanyongo, Gibbs Y.; Blankson, Lydia
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (Columbus, OH, 2002)
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the use of MC2G program to teach certain topics in statistics education. MC2G is a program written in Pascal Delphi by Gordon Brooks of Ohio University based on Monte Carlo studies. MC2G provides students opportunity to practice important topics in an introductory statistics course, such as power, Type I error, t test, and effect size through the use of. So far, this software is used by Gordon Brooks, its writer, in his introductory statistics course to teach power, Type I error, t-test, and effect size. There is a need for a study on the student attitudes toward the use of this software to teach statistics. Students' perceptions may provide an understanding on the use of the software. The current study proposes an understanding to this gap through a survey study. The results indicated that students have positive perceptions toward the use of MC2G in teaching power, Type I error, t-test, and effect size topics. It was expected to gather student perceptions regarding the effectiveness of the MC2G in teaching power, Type I error, t-test, and effect size topics in statistics. Only problem with the software is appeared to be its difficulty in application. According to the students, it works best when it is used along the instruction. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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