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ERIC Number: EJ849794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1541-4329
A Laboratory Experiment, Based on the Maillard Reaction, Conducted as a Project in Introductory Statistics
Kravchuk, Olena; Elliott, Antony; Bhandari, Bhesh
Journal of Food Science Education, v4 n4 p70-75 Oct 2005
A simple laboratory experiment, based on the Maillard reaction, served as a project in Introductory Statistics for undergraduates in Food Science and Technology. By using the principles of randomization and replication and reflecting on the sources of variation in the experimental data, students reinforced the statistical concepts and techniques introduced to them in lectures before the experiment. The experiment was run simultaneously by several student groups, using the same materials. Comparing the results of their analyses of variance, students became aware of the difference between P values and significance levels in making statistical decisions. In the experiment, the complete randomized design was applied; however, it is easy to adjust the experiment to teach students simple regression and randomized block designs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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