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Published by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education in The Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, volume 12 issue 1, p. 83-92, 1993.

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The Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Abstract

The following paper details how the use of simulation can help to introduce computer intensive applications, namely bootstrapping, to a first year statistics course. The bootstrapping technique is used in creating confidence intervals for the mean, median, and variance. These bootstrap confidence intervals are compared to the traditional confidence intervals for the purpose of analyzing the accuracy of the bootstrapping technique.

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