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ERIC Number: EJ775379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0141-982X
Pedagogical Simulation of Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem
Hagtvedt, Reidar; Jones, Gregory Todd; Jones, Kari
Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, v29 n3 p94-97 Aug 2007
Students often find the fact that a sample statistic is a random variable very hard to grasp. Even more mysterious is why a sample mean should become ever more Normal as the sample size increases. This simulation tool is meant to illustrate the process, thereby giving students some intuitive grasp of the relationship between a parent population and the distribution of a sample mean.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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