Education Technology

Resampling

Published on 10/23/2011

Activity Overview

This lesson involves approximate sampling distributions obtained from simulations based directly on a single sample. The focus of the lesson is on conducting hypothesis tests in situations for which the conditions of more traditional methods are not met.

Objectives

  • Students will recognize that a sample can be used to generate a simulated sampling distribution from which a hypothesis test can be completed.
  • Students will recognize that in some situations it is possible to carry out a hypothesis test without any assumptions about the distribution of the population.

Vocabulary

  • hypothesis test
  • mean
  • median
  • normal distribution
  • parameter
  • population
  • sample
  • sampling distribution
  • statistic

About the Lesson

This lesson involves approximate sampling distributions obtained from simulations based directly on a single sample. The focus of the lesson is on conducting hypothesis tests in situations for which the conditions of more traditional methods are not met.
As a result, students will:

  • Develop sampling distributions of sample statistics from samples in a two-treatment scenario and complete associated hypothesis tests.