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Activity Number: 611
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Thursday, August 2, 2012 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract - #304282
Title: Using CrunchIt to Bring R Into the Introductory Statistics Classroom
Author(s): Alan Dabney*+
Address: 16563 Calumet Trail, College Station, TX, 77845, United States
Keywords: Teaching with technology ; Educational software ; Statistical software

CrunchIt is a web-based statistical software product for use in introductory statistics courses, developed by W.H. Freeman and Co. While its interface is extremely easy to use and requires nothing but a browser on the user's part, all CrunchIt calculations are carried out behind the scenes by R in real-time. As such, CrunchIt has access to R's immense computational and graphical capabilities. Furthermore, by optionally enabling the student to see the R commands triggered by each menu-based operation, CrunchIt provides a gentle exposure and entry-point to R and its use in statistical analysis. In this talk, I will demonstrate CrunchIt and share my experiences using it in an undergraduate introductory course at Texas A&M University.

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