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Intro to Statistics Notes

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Intro to Statistics Notes STA 215

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Important vocab words and instructions for calculator
Introductory Applied Statistics
Robert H. Pearson
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Statistics, Introduction, applied statistics, Math




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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Angela Meador on Sunday September 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to STA 215 at Grand Valley State University taught by Robert H. Pearson in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Introductory Applied Statistics in Statistics at Grand Valley State University.


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Date Created: 09/04/16
Important Vocabulary Chapter 1 Data­ interpretations engaged from a group of people on one or more variables. Types of Variables­ Categorical­ values are CATEGORIES  Scale of calculation o Nominal­ values that are categorical that CANNOT be  systematic. Example­ gender cannot be ordered o Ordinal­ values that are categorical that CAN be systematic such as small too big.          Quantitative­ values are meaningful NUMBERS  Scale of calculation o Interval­ meaningful numbers. We know the difference  between the variables. Such as time. o Ratio­ meaningful numbers. We know the difference  between the variables and consider zero. It can be  subtracted, divided, multiplied, or added. Such as weight. Descriptive Statistics­ describing the data one has Inferential Statistics­ how we are using the data and what we are using it for. Such as using our  statistics from a sample to signify the population Parameter­ number figure to represent the Population Statistic­ number figure to represent the Sample n­ Number of individuals in a sample bulk N­ Number of individuals in a population bulk Simple Random Sampling­ Hat Method. List of individuals, shake randomly, then pick n. Steps to do Simple Random Sampling on Calculator 1. Math 2. Prob 3. Rand Int (,) – Population of sample size Side note­ if you want 5 random names hit enter 5 times. 


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