id: 06269338
dt: j
an: 2014b.00762
au: Caudle, Kyle A.; Ruth, David M.
ti: A computational approach to investigate the properties of an estimators.
so: J. Comput. Math. Sci. Teach. 32, No. 4, 381-393 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE),
Waynesville, NC
la: EN
cc: K45 K75 U75
ut: estimators; statistics; simulation; simulation-based visualization; bias
ci:
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ab: Summary: Teaching undergraduates the basic properties of an estimator can
be challenging. Most definitions are easy enough to comprehend, but
difficulties often lie in gaining an intuitive feel for these
properties and understanding why one property might be more desirable
than another. Student learning may be enhanced using visualization
which often appeal strongly to studentsâ€™ intuitions. While such
approaches are not generally emphasized in a first course in
statistics, we feel that simulation-based visualization can be
extremely insightful for students and should be included as part of any
basic course in statistics. Informal student feedback suggests that
students enjoy this approach and gain an improved understanding of the
material presented.
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