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Recommended Citation: Pelosi, M K and D L Russell.  Addressing Student Difficulties in Using Numeric Data Downloaded from the World Wide Web.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2003, v 20 (San Diego): §3111. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 2(32). ISSN: 1545-679X.)
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Addressing Student Difficulties in Using Numeric Data Downloaded from the World Wide Web

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Marilyn K. Pelosi    [a1] [a2]
Western New England College    [u1] [u2]
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA    [c1] [c2]

David L. Russell    [a1] [a2]
Western New England College    [u1] [u2]
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA    [c1] [c2]

The authors describe three circumstances under which a studentís ability to download data from the World Wide Web can be complicated, and requires a level of skill beyond what can be reasonably expected of casual student users. The assumption is made that the downloaded data is to be subsequently analyzed in commonly-available data analysis tools. They conclude with suggestions to faculty and administrators on ways students can be supported in downloading data.

Keywords: World Wide Web, data download, quantitative analysis

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