STATISTICAL CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES FOR TESTING DEPARTURES FROM NORMALITY IN THE MATHEMATICS TEACHER PREPARATION Lee, Sang-Gone;
Normality is one of the most common assumptions made in sampling and statistical inference procedures without suffering from lack of attention. Its results may lead to an invalid conclusion. We present several testing procedures that can be used to evaluate the effects of departure from normality using concrete examples by hand or with the aid of Minitab. The goal is to influence prospective teachers in order to learn statistical concepts and techniques for testing normality on the basis of the didactical theory.