Teaching Resampling in an Introductory Statistics Course
Webster West, statistics educator and the creator of StatCrunch, discusses resampling techniques in introductory statistics courses and applets available within StatCrunch to enhance the learning process.
Webster West, Statistics Educator / Creator of StatCrunch
There is a movement underway among statistical educators to use resampling techniques in introductory statistics courses. For these techniques to be effective, students must have access to appropriate computer software. To help in this process, a number of resampling applets are now available within the StatCrunch package, which can be customized using specific data sets. These applets are discussed in detail in the context of classroom activities with an emphasis on how they may be used to enhance the learning process. Some practical issues related to introducing resampling methods into an introductory course are also discussed.