International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education

Using R as a Simulation Tool in Teaching Introductory Statistics
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Abstract

The use of computer simulations in the teaching of introductory statistics can help undergraduate students understand difficult or abstract statistics concepts. The free software environment R is a good candidate for computer simulations since it allows users to add additional functionality by defining new functions. In this paper, we illustrate how computer simulations with R are used in statistics classrooms and student homework assignments by examples. These examples include sampling distributions and the central limit theorem, the t-distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression analysis and nonparametric tests.

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