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School: Colorado State University
Department: Statistics
Course: Introduction to Statistical Methods
Professor: Zachary weller
Term: Winter 2016
Tags: Statistics, data summary, Probability, Exam 1 Review, and distributions
Cost: 50
Name: STAT 301 Exam 1 Study Guide
Description: This study guide contains all the materials from lecture 1 through 8. This provides the main points and a summary of what we've been learning in class and hopefully will help you review for exam 1.
Uploaded: 02/18/2016
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Lecture 1

What is population?

• Descriptive Statistics: a summary of the raw data (histograms, numerical data). If

We are provided with descriptive statistics, we can only describe the data (sample).

• Inferential Statistics: allows us to make statements about the population. If we are

provided with inferential statistics then we can make inferences about our

population of interested based on the given data (sample).

Lecture 2

Population: entire collection of objects of interest.

o For example: If we want to test how many freshmen are taking STAT 301 at

CSU, then our population would be all of the CSU students.

Sample: a subset of the interested population.

O Denote sample size as "n"

o For example: If we were to do the same test stated above, then our sample

would be a group of CSU students.

• Census: the sample collected is the population

What is addition rule of probability?

• Population parameter: a numeric characteristic of population

Types of studies:

O Experimental: deliberately imposes some treatment on individuals (can be


o Observational: observes individuals and measures variables of interest but

does not attempt to influence the response (survey, questionnaire, simple

observing, no manipulating)

Bias: a result that systematically favors a certain outcome. Bias can occur when a

sampling procedure is not properly done. For example, samples are not randomly

obtained can cause bias.

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that their effects on the response variable cannot be distinguished between each

other. It is a variable that is important in understanding the data, but is not

accounted for in our study.

What is union in mathematics?

Types of data:

O Qualitative or categorical:

. Nominal: no ordering, Yes/No

. Ordinal: ordering, poor/fair/ good

o Quantitative or numerical

• Discrete: whole numbers

. Continuous: decimal values

Proportion: fraction of responses in a category out of the total

o Denote sample proportion as p Don't forget about the age old question of bio 203 liver answers

O Denote population proportion as

Sample size

• Sigma (): sum of....

Sample mean (x): average of a sample

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If the sample size is equally split (n is even), then sample median is the

average of two middle values of the ordered list:

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• Range: largest value - smallest values

• Sample variance (s?): measure spread of the data about the mean.

Standard deviation (S): square root of the sample variance

• Histogram shape:




• 5 number summary:



O 01:25 percentile

O Qz: Median, 50 percentile O Q: 75th percentile

• IQR (Inner Quartile Range): Q: - Qi

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AP Statistics Basic Probability rules


1. All probabilities are proportions that fall between 1 and 0.

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2. All of the possible outcomes added together must have a probability of 1.

3. The probability that an event does not occur is 1 minus the probability that it does


P(A)=1 - P(A) Compliment: the compliment of an event A is the is the probability of A not happening. Written as: A' or not A or AC.

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occurs is the sum of their individual probabilities. This is called the addition rule of probability. This is also called the UNION.

P(Aor B) = P(AUB) = P(A) + P(B) Mutually Exclusive or Disjointed: Two events have nothing in common, in other words they cannot occur simultaneously. - If they have a quality in common and they can occur at the same time, they

are not mutually exclusive and the following equation must be used:

P(Aor B) = P(AUB) = P(A) + P(B)- P(Aand B) * Probability of King + Hearts in 52 cards?

PCK UH). PIK) +PCH) - P(K+H)2+-5..307 5. If two events are independent of each other, the probability that they can happen

together is the product of the two events. This is called the multiplication rule of probability. This is also called the INTERSECTION.

P(A and B) = P(ANB) = P(A) P(B)

If the events are dependent on each other, this would mean that one event depends on the outcome of the other, the equation changes to:

P(Aand B) = P(ANB) = P(A)P(BA) Here P(BA) represents the conditional probability that B occurs given the outcome of A


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6. Conditional probability is used when given information effects an outcome.

P(BIA) = P(Aand B)

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Lecture 4

• Expected values E(x): the mean of a random variable:


O F(x) = 1 = ( x + f(x)dx

Variance of a random variable: amount a random variable deviates about its

expected value

O Denoted as o?

o Var(x) - q? - (-u) f(x)dx

Lecture 5

. Combination: order does not matter

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• Permutation: order does matter

• Expected value fro binomial random variable

Lecture 6

• Probabilities and percentiles for normal distributions can be found by using a z


The values given in the Z-chart only give areas to the LEFT of the z-value.

• PC-z) = P(z)

• 2 =*

Empirical rule:

O 68% of the data falls within 1 Standard deviation of the mean Don't forget about the age old question of vaterr

0 95% of the data falls within 2 Standard deviation of the mean

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99of the data falls within 3 Standard deviation of the mean

Lecture 7

Population entire collection of interest

o We often assume that the population distribution is normal

o Population mean: u

o Population standard deviation: 0

These are called population parameters


Population proportion!

Lecture 8

• SRS: simple random sample

o Gathering data method so that every population member has an equal


Sampling variability: the variation in a statistic from sample to sample.

Sampling distribution: the probability distribution formed by considering all

possible values of a statistics for a given sample size and probabilities of these


Sample mean, X

o Denote as E(X) =

• Sample Variance:

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Var(x) =

• Standard deviation of X:

O4 - /Var(1)

• Central limit theorem

1. If the population is normally distributed, then the sample average is also


normally distributed.

2. If the population is not normally distributed, then as long as the sample size

is big enough (n230), the sample average is approximately normal


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