This course will
include the following topics;
(a) Descriptive statistics, chapters 1-4
(b) Counting and elementary probability theory, chapters 5-9
(c) Inferential statistics chapters 10-17
We live in the data age and hence we encounter and are deluged by
statistics, they occur in advertising, business, science, sports etc.
Statistical theories are based in probability concepts.. Probability
concepts are deductive and statistical concepts are inductive. Statistics is
the science of gathering, organizing, presenting and interpreting data. A
statistic is a number that characterizes a sequence of numbers (data).
The goals of this course are; (1) how to describe statistically using graphs
and numbers a set of data. (2) How to perform and interpret the results of
statistical tests. (3) How to make predictions using statistical methods (4)
recognizing the necessary assumptions needed to perform the above 1,2,3
You may use any of the following devices to aide in computation: T.I.'s,
SSPS, Statdisk(provided at my web site, Math 132), Excel, etc.