Read Manly, Appendix A and/or use any introductory statistics book.
This module is designed to
help you get back up-to-speed on the material from the statistics
class that you took last semester, last year, or 10 years ago.
If itís been some time, I donít require that you re-take an
introductory course; however, you do need to review until you are
comfortable with the material.
If you didnít think that your
Introductory Statistics textbook was your most valuable possession
and keep it in safe place, you may want to get a hold of a basic
text for review purposes. You could buy one, borrow one or get one
from a library.
To begin this lesson, I would
recommend going through Modules 1.1 and 1.2 and reviewing Appendix A
of the textbook. If everything is fresh and clear, youíre probably
ok to go ahead and work on Problem Set 1.You may want to take a look
at the Practice Problems to make sure you are doing things
If the concepts seem familiar
but you canít really remember how to do a hypothesis test, how to
make a histogram, how to calculate a standard deviation, how to
construct a confidence interval (or any other of the review
material), then spend some time now with the Introductory Textbook.
Then work through the Practice Problems. Once you are more
comfortable, go to the Problem Set. Itís due to be turned in
the third week of class so you will have a chance to ask questions in class
and/or the chat room prior to that time.
Donít forget to participate in
the Threaded Discussion this week.