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Understanding Statistics Using Computer Demonstrations Article

, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

JCMST Volume 22, Number 3, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA


This paper discusses programs that clarify some statistical
ideas often discussed yet poorly understood by students. The
programs adopt the approach of demonstrating what is happening, rather than using the computer to do the work for the students (and hide the understanding). The programs demonstrate normal probability plots, overfi tting of models and generalized linear models. Although the implementation is in Matlab, any suitable language is appropriate.


Dunn, P.K. (2003). Understanding Statistics Using Computer Demonstrations. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 22(3), 261-281. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 22, 2017 from .