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dc.contributor.authorLane, David M.
Tang, Zhihua
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-02T20:59:17Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-02T20:59:17Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/71103
dc.description.abstract The effectiveness of simulations for teaching statistical concepts was compared to the effectiveness of a textbook. The variable Medium (simulation versus textbook) and Question specificity (Specific versus Nonspecific), were manipulated factorially. Question specificity was defined as follows: Subjects were presented with a scenario in which gumballs were sampled from an urn. Subjects in the “Specific” condition were given a specific question about the outcome of the sampling procedure to consider; subjects in the “Non-specific” condition were asked generally to consider what would happen. A no-treatment control was included. The subjects consisted of 115 college students. The dependent variable was performance on problems requiring subjects to apply what they learned to ill defined everyday problems. Subjects trained by simulation performed significantly better than those trained with a textbook. Subjects in the “Specific” condition performed better than those in the “Non-specific” condition, although the difference did not reach conventional levels of significance. These results support the increasing use of simulation in education and training.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Effectiveness of Simulation Training on Transfer of Statistical Concepts
dc.type Journal article
dc.contributor.funder National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education
dc.citation.journalTitle Journal of Educational Computing Research
dc.citation.volumeNumber 22
dc.citation.issueNumber 4
dc.contributor.publisher Baywood Publishing Co., Inc
dc.embargo.terms none
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.grantID 9751307 (National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education)
dc.citation.firstpage 383
dc.citation.lastpage 396
dc.identifier.citation Lane, David M. and Tang, Zhihua. "Effectiveness of Simulation Training on Transfer of Statistical Concepts." Journal of Educational Computing Research, 22, no. 4 (2000) 383-396. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/71103.


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