The Role of Technology in Introductory Statistics Classes

  • The Role of Technology in Introductory Statistics Classes

    George Bratton
    Giving today's students statistically capable technology, that is, computer software or a statistics-enhanced graphing calculator, can allow courses to reflect statistical practice. In such courses, students work individually or in small groups, plan and perform data collection, and rely on technology to perform the mathematics of data analysis. Such an approach allows emphasis on the conceptual basis of probability and data analysis.