Contributed paper list

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Simulation using R from within Excel for teaching first year biologists


Gareth Ridall (United Kingdom)


In this paper we describe the efforts that we are making to engage and impart statistical understanding to a large group of first year degree-level biologists. By using an online assessment system we have confirmed the extent of large areas of statistical misunderstandings. In this paper we describe our strategy for breaking down these statistical understandings using software that is free and can be run within an Excel worksheet.