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Probability and Statistics Topic Indexes
- Basic Statistics.
- Descriptive Statistics: Charts, Graphs and Plots.
- Binomial Probability Distributions.
- Definitions for Common Statistics Terms.
- Critical Values, Z-Tables and Hypothesis Testing.
- Normal Distributions.
- Other Distributions.
- Central Limit Theorem.
- Confidence Intervals.
- Chebyshev’s Theorem.
- Sampling and Finding Sample Sizes.
- Chi Square.
- Online Tables (z-table, chi-square, t-dist etc.).
- Regression Analysis / Linear Regression.
- Calculus Based Statistics.
Technology Topic Indexes
- Online calculators.
- Microsoft Excel for Statistics.
- TI 83 for elementary statistics.
- TI 89 for elementary statistics.
- SPSS Statistics.
- Minitab for Statistics.
What is Probability and Statistics?
Probability and Statistics usually refers to an introductory course in probability and statistics. The “probability” part of the class includes calculating probabilities for events happening. While it’s usual for the class to include basic scenarios like playing cards and dice rolling at first, these basic tools are used later in the class to find more complex probabilities, like the probability of contracting a certain disease. The “statistics” part of probability and statistics includes a wide variety of methods to find actual statistics, which are numbers you can use to generalize about a population. For example, you could calculate the height of all your male classmates and find the mean height to be 5’9″ — this is a statistic. But then you could take that statistic and say “I think the average height of an American male is 5’9” “. How accurate your guess is depends on many factors, including how many men you measured and how many men are in the entire population. Statistics are useful because we often don’t have the resources to measure, survey or poll every member of a population, so instead we take a sample (a small amount).