Exploring Engineering Technology Students’ Perception in Learning Statistics Using Minitab

Siti Mistima Maat

Abstract


The importance of learning statistics among engineers can be reflected to their real life applications. Using software as Minitab would ease the burden of analyzing data as well as making conclusion. This study aimed at exploring engineering technology students’ perception in learning statistics using Minitab. Six students from a technical university were chosen to be the participants of the study. A semi structured interview was conducted in gathering the information on their perception in learning statistics using Minitab. A classroom observation was also being done in monitoring how well the students coped with the software. Most of the participants were being enthusiast in doing data analyzing work during class. However, some limitations of the software were revealed in terms of the disadvantages. The learning process has become interesting since dealing with real data lead to their experiential learning which makes them understand better.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3p823


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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