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References and Additional Resources on Simulation of Data

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Burrill, G. (2002). Simulation as a tool to develop statistical understanding. Paper Presented at the International Conference on Teaching Statistics, 2002.


Chance, B, & Rossman, A. (2006). Using simulation to teach and learn statistics. Paper Presented at the International Conference on Teaching Statistics, 2006.


Erckson, T. (2006). Using simulation to learn about inference. Paper Presented at the International Conference on Teaching Statistics, 2006.


Garfield, J., & Ben-Zvi, D. (in preparation). The Role of Technology in Helping Students Develop Statistical Reasoning. In J. Garfield & D. Ben-Zvi (Eds.) Developing Students Statistical Reasoning: Connecting Research and Teaching. Key College Press.


Gnanadesikan, M., Scheaffer, J. L., & Swift, J. (1987). The Art and Techniques of Simulation. Quantitative Literacy Series.


Lane-Getaz, S. J. (2006b). What is Statistical Thinking and How is it Developed? In G. Burrill (Ed.) Sixty-Eighth NCTM Yearbook: Thinking and Reasoning about Data and Chance. Reston, VA: NCTM.


Lane, D. M., & Peres, S. C. (2006). Interactive simulations in the teaching of statistics: Promise and pitfalls. Paper Presented at the International Conference on Teaching Statistics, 2006.


Rossman, A. J., & Chance, B. L. (2000). Teaching the reasoning of statistical inference: A "Top Ten" List. The Mathematical Association of America.


Online papers or abstracts


GAISE (Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education) College Report To access report click here.


Model of Classroom Research in Action: Developing Simulation Activities to Improve Students' Statistical Reasoning.

Author(s): delMas, R. C., Garfield, J. B., & Chance, B. L.

Year: 1999

Abstract:The Sampling Distributions program and ancillary instructional materials were developed to guide student exploration and discovery. To read more


Investigation of students' experiences with a web-based computer simulation.

Author(s): Lipson, K., Kokonis, S., & Francis, G.

Year: 2003

Abstract: This paper reports the findings of a qualitative study undertaken by the authors to investigate what students see when participating in a computer simulation session designed to support the development of conceptual understanding of the role of the sampling distribution in hypothesis testing. To read more


Learning Abstract Statistics Concepts Using Simulation.

Author(s): Mills, J. D.

Year: 2004

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine whether using CSMs enhanced student understanding of abstract statistics concepts for students enrolled in an introductory course. To read more


Using Computer Simulation Methods to Teach Statistics: A Review of the Literature.

Author(s): Mills, J. D.

Year: 2002

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to summarize and critically evaluate the literature on how CSMs are used in the statistics classroom and their potential impact on student achievement. To read more



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