Utah Virtual Lab: JAVA interactivity for teaching science and statistics online

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Psychology
Creator Malloy, Thomas E.; Jensen, Gary C.
Title Utah Virtual Lab: JAVA interactivity for teaching science and statistics online
Date 2001
Description The Utah on-line Virtual Lab is a JAVA program run dynamically off a database. It is embedded in Stat-Center (www.psych.utah.edu/ learn/statsampler.html), an on-line collection of tools and text for teaching and learning statistics. Instructors author a statistical virtual reality that simulates theories and data in a specific research focus area by defining independent, predictor, and dependent variables and the relations among them. Students work in an on-line virtual environment to discover the principles of this simulated reality: They go to a library, read theoretical overviews and scientific puzzles, and then go to a lab, design a study, collect and analyze data, and write a report. Each student's design and data analysis decisions are computer-graded and recorded in a database; the written research report can be read by the instructor or by other students in peer groups simulating scientific conventions.
Type Text
Publisher Psychonomic Society Publications
Volume 33
Issue 2
First Page 282
Last Page 286
Subject Computer simulations; Science; Statistics
Subject LCSH Computer-assisted instruction; Educational technology
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Malloy, T. E., & Jensen, G. C. (2001). Utah Virtual Lab: JAVA interactivity for teaching science and statistics online. Behavior Research Methods Instruments & Computers, 33(2), 282-86.
Rights Management (c) Psychonomic Society Publications
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 188,104 Bytes
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 702336
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68w3xc6
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