The results from applying statistical technology software into classroom in comparison against the lecturer’s traditional calculation by hand

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Komm Pechinthorn


The purpose of this research was to find out whether or not technology which has impact on the student's motivation, interested way of learning, understanding, ability to apply after graduation, effectiveness and should be applied again in the statistic subject. Our procedure involved the completion of one real classroom over the course of 15 weeks study. The entire class was designed to learn by the traditional way along with the computer-based statistical software to calculate the complicated numbers in statistics subject in order to compare the differences. Likert scale questionnaire and before-after-statistical test were used as tools to collect and analyze the data respectively. In addition, in-depth interview was also included to ensure the quality of quantitative findings. Results of this research indicated the idea that when applying technology into classroom at university level, students evidently and strongly prefer the technology rather than the traditional method where calculations take long time and are done by hand on the board.

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