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ERIC Number: EJ1056429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Improving Student Understanding of Spatial Ecology Statistics
Hopkins, Robert, II; Alberts, Halley
American Biology Teacher, v77 n4 p289-293 Apr 2015
This activity is designed as a primer to teaching population dispersion analysis. The aim is to help improve students' spatial thinking and their understanding of how spatial statistic equations work. Students use simulated data to develop their own statistic and apply that equation to experimental behavioral data for Gambusia affinis (western mosquitofish). This activity can be adapted and conducted at the 9-16 grade levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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