
06617477
a
2016e.00912
Noll, Jennifer
Gebresenbet, Mulugeta
Glover, Erin Demorest
A modeling and simulation approach to informal inference: successes and challenges.
BenZvi, Dani (ed.) et al., The teaching and learning of statistics. International perspectives. Cham: Springer (ISBN 9783319234694/hbk; 9783319234700/ebook). 139150 (2016).
2016
Cham: Springer
EN
K70
U70
K90
statistics
informal inference
technology
simulation
TinkerPlots
doi:10.1007/9783319234700_19
Summary: The research presented explores various ways in which introductory statistics students used dynamic statistical software to generate models and simulations as tools to support their thinking and to help them answer informal statistical inference questions. Modern computing technology has changed the nature of statistics as a discipline. Introductory statistics courses need to change if they are to keep pace with modern innovations in statistics. This research report focuses on 16 students enrolled in an elementary statistics course. The course implemented CATALST curricula and the extensive use of TinkerPlots software in order to investigate students' successes and challenges as they engaged with the technology as a tool for answering informal statistical inference questions.