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ERIC Number: EJ1162461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1570-1824
TinkerPlots™ Model Construction Approaches for Comparing Two Groups: Student Perspectives
Noll, Jennifer; Kirin, Dana
Statistics Education Research Journal, v16 n2 p213-243 Nov 2017
Teaching introductory statistics using curricula focused on modeling and simulation is becoming increasingly common in introductory statistics courses and touted as a more beneficial approach for fostering students' statistical thinking. Yet, surprisingly little research has been conducted to study the impact of modeling and simulation curricula on student thinking, nor is there much research on how students make sense of the computer models they construct. The work presented here utilizes a framework developed by Biehler, Frischemeier, and Podworny (2015) for comparing two groups problems via a modeling and simulation approach using TinkerPlots™. Our work makes a contribution to the field by delving deeper into student reasoning as students create TinkerPlots™ models to solve a comparing two groups problem.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DRL1453822