We-13: Sampling Distributions Exploration Activity

By Keisha Brown (Georgia State University)


The concept of how a sampling distribution is created is challenging for most Elementary Statistics students. It is equally challenging to visualize the relationship between the population and the resulting sampling distribution. By using any sampling distribution applet for a simulation lab prior to the introduction of this topic in class, visual and kinesthetic learners have the ability to be exposed to the sampling distribution of the sample mean using their preferred learning style. In the session, participants will see how they can implement this assignment in classes of 20 – 1000 students and adapt it from a pencil and paper lab to an electronic automatically graded version in Pearson’s MyLab Statistics.


We-13 - Sampling Distributions Exploration Activity.pdf