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Title: 
The use of R language in the teaching of statistical inference
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R language
Statistical inference
Simulation
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2011
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Cheang, W. K. (2011). The use of R language in the teaching of statistical inference. Paper presented at the 8th Southern Hemisphere Conference on Teaching and Learning Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics, Rotorua, New Zealand, 27 November - 2 December 2011 (pp. 44 – 52). Retrieved from http://www.deltaconference.org/papers.php
Abstract: 
Statistical software packages like Minitab are commonly used in the teaching of statistics. The strength of these packages lies in the ease of performing standard statistical procedures such as hypothesis testing. However, such an ease can also be a hindrance to the understanding of the statistical principles underlying the procedures. Furthermore, these packages are not free and may not be cost effective to implement. The R language is a powerful software for data analysis within which many statistical procedures have been implemented. The strength of R derives from its many capabilities besides being a data analysis tool. In this paper, we explore the simulation and graphing capabilities of R in teaching statistical inference, so as to enhance students’ conceptual understanding of the inference methodology.
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