USE OF STATISTICAL SOFTWARE IN STATISTICS TEACHING: Case Study of Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State

A survey was conducted in the Department of Statistics, Federal Polytechnic Oko, to ascertain the students’ perception on the use of statistical software in teaching. A total of eighty-four (84) questionnaires were administered to all students in all levels in the department. However, only seventy (70) were returned and utilized for the study. Descriptive statistics (frequencies, percentages and charts) was used to analyze responses to questions raised. It was evident from the study that four major software namely MS Excel, SPSS, Minitab and R were readily installed in the systems. However, some computer systems were faulty thereby making the number of available computers inadequate for the students. Although the department has Technologists with sound knowledge of the software, they are not fully employed thereby limiting their zeal in discharging duties effectively. More so, a large proportion of students (44%) do not have proficiency in any of the software whic

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