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A structured overview on the use of computational simulators for teaching statistical methods

Summary: [This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.] Modern technology is affecting what is taught and how statistics is taught. Computer intensive methods like bootstrapping, generalized regression, coordinate exchange algorithms and computer experiment emulators are now part of the statistical toolkit. In parallel with these new methods and tools, a similar evolution appears in statistical education. Simulators offer opportunities for hands-on experience in the classroom, bridging the gap between theory and practice. In this article, we map a wide range of simulation based tools used in teaching statistical methods, putting them in the context of a quality ladder representing various maturity levels of organizations and course level sophistication. The mapping is designed to help educators assess and integrate options related to the incorporation of simulators as teaching aids in an educational and pedagogical roadmap. The mapping is applied to specific simulation products but provides a general framework that can be expanded and used in a generic way.

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  • Topics: Statistics
  • Keywords: Simulations, Statistics, Teaching, Applications, Education
  • Author: Reis, Marco; Kenett, Ron S.
  • Journal: Quality Engineering