On simulation and statistical education


Book: 
American Journal of Math and Management Science
Authors: 
Romeu, J. L.
Category: 
Volume: 
17
Pages: 
397-342
Year: 
1997
Abstract: 

Discrete event simulation has been nurtured by statistical analysis for many years. The converse is not true. However, recent advances in computer technology and software development have made PC's running specialized simulation languages readily available. This paper discusses how discrete event simulation, implemented via specialized simulation languages (e.g., GPSS) can become a useful teaching resource and motivate statistics students. In addition, simulation helps to present more effectively interdisciplinary case studies, to increase group learning and to relieve students and instructors from statistical drudgery. Examples of teaching with such GPSS simulation approach are developed.

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