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Electronic spreadsheets as a teaching aid to a generalized linear model course


Kaizô Beltrão, Sonoe Sugahara


Kaizô Beltrão (Brazil)


Using a software package to obtain parameters estimates for a given model can be straightforward and fast, but does not inform the user about the underlying process involved. On the other hand, using a spreadsheet to implement the operations, to eventually arrive to a final answer, assumes the analytical development of some previous steps necessary to attain this goal and therefore, besides making explicit the underlying GLM estimating procedure, reinforces previous knowledge and competences enriching the learning process.