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ERIC Number: EJ1097129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-3394
Graphing Calculators in Teaching Statistical p-Values to Elementary Statistics Students
Benson, Eric
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v12 Sep 2013
The statistical output of interest to most elementary statistics students is the p-value, outputted in computer programs like SPSS, Minitab and SAS. Statistical decisions are sometimes made using these values without understanding the meaning or how these values are calculated. Most elementary statistics textbooks calculates p-values for z-tests while omitting t-tests, [chi-square] tests, and F-tests because of the complexity of these distributions. All elementary statistics texts surveyed for this paper use Excel and Minitab output to report p-values for t-tests, [chi-square] tests, and F-tests. This paper shows an alternative for calculating p-values using the embedded statistical distributions in the graphing calculator regardless of the complexity of the statistical distributions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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