Using Simulation Methods to Introduce Inference

Tuesday, December 13th, 20112:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Presented by: Kari Lock Morgan, Duke University


We discuss how and why we now use simulation methods (bootstrapping and randomization) to introduce fundamental topics of inference (intervals and tests) in an introductory statistics course. We describe ways to make these methods accessible early in the course, demonstrate new user-friendly applets for teaching and using these methods, and discuss some of our experiences with using this approach.