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Charles Biehl

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Re: Question about Minitab
Posted: Sep 12, 1996 4:53 AM
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I too, share this concern and am glad Tom raised it. I do not have accesss
to use Minitab, and will be using the 83 exclusively, and there is no way
around it. I anxiously await replies.


On Wed, 11 Sep 1996, Thomas H. Short wrote:

> I have a question about the use of Minitab output on the AP Statistics
> exam.
> Now that the TI-83 is available, it is possible to teach a
> "technologically correct" introductory statistics course without
> using a computer at all.
> How important it is for students to use Minitab or see Minitab output,
> since such output may appear on the exam? For most statistical tests, the
> TI-83 output is different in appearance from Minitab, although the important
> values are usually provided in both settings.
> Would it be reasonable for an AP Statistics course to be taught using the
> TI-83 exclusively, or would the students pay a penalty on the exam for
> not having been exposed to Minitab?
> How would the answer to these questions change if the word "Minitab" is
> replaced by "some statistical software package" or the name of a specific
> statistical software package other than Minitab?
> Thanks for your time.
> Tom Short
> Villanova University
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