Statistical Software Packages as an Innovative and Motivational Tool for Teaching Statistics

Authors: David Zapletal, Viera Pacakova

Abstract: Based on longtime teaching experience, the authors of the article present some reasons for the unpopularity of statistical disciplines that are taught at the economic faculties. We assume that the statistical software packages could be an effective motivational tool for teaching the statistical methods. Before explaining the individual statistical method, it is suitable to choose data sets which the students find interesting. In such a way it is possible to convince the students about the usefulness of the information provided by this statistical method. Statistical software packages allow a significant innovation of statistical disciplines. The authors present an example of good fitness tests application. The result in the form of a probabilistic model of a random variable provides detailed information of the population, much more extensive than the results of interval estimates and parametric hypotheses tests.

Pages: 19-21

DOI: 10.46300/9107.2022.16.4

International Journal of Communications, E-ISSN: 1998-4480, Volume 16, 2022, Art. #4