Spring 2014, T 6:30–9:20, room 121C (Stan Brown)
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Throughout the Course
Chapter 1: Statistics!
Chapter 2: Graphing Your Data
- The Joy of Stats video: Hans Rosling shows lots of great ways to present data (accessed 2012-03-25). Don’t miss the segment “200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes”, also available separately (accessed 2012-03-25).
- just for fun: self-referential graphs
- The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen video: Hans Rosling uses descriptive stats to explode the myth of First World and Third World (accessed 2012-03-25).
- MATH200A Program part 1 can be used to make histograms.
- ticalc.org has five programs to make pie charts. Though I haven't evaluated them in depth, PIEGRAPH.ZIP looks most interesting based on the screen shots.
- STEMLEAF.ZIP (1 KB) is a TI-83/84 program that makes stemplots
Chapter 3: Numbers about Numbers
Chapter 4: Linked Variables
- How do we know there’s one best line? How does
the calculator know what it is? See
Least Squares — the Gory Details.
- If correlation is not Causation,
how do we know that smoking causes cancer? Steve Simon tells you.
- Under Chapter 12 are several more inferences you can make about correlation and regression.
Chapter 5: Probability
Chapter 6: Discrete Probability Models
Chapter 7: Normal Distributions
Chapter 8: How Samples Vary
- The Behavior of the Sample Mean
by Gerald Dallal — pictures show how sample means are distributed and why that distribution is different from the shape of the population.
Chapter 9: Estimating Population Parameters
Chapter 10: Hypothesis Tests
Chapter 11: Inference from Two Samples
- Number Needed to Treat by Steve Simon—
statistical significance and practical significance, with examples
from medical studies
Chapter 12: Tests on Counted Data
These are not part of the course syllabus, but are included for those who would like to learn more.
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