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STA2023Statistics
Lectures are limited to main concepts and solving examples. Most of the time, we will be solving problems in class. In every class.

The use of a graphing calculator is strongly recommended: Casio 9750, TI 84 or similar. TI 83 or TI 84 emulators (Virtual calculators) are convenient for online courses. See links on this page.

Taken from the "Insider s guide to teaching with the Triola Statistics Series" by Mario Triola, author of the textbook: The author s personal preference is to require that each student have a TI 83 plus or TI 84 plus calculator, and each student also do several software projects using Statdisk.

Central Limit Theorem:
Regardless of the population distribution model, as the sample size increases, the sample mean tends to be normally distributed around the population mean.

T-Distribution:
The t distribution, also known as Student t-distribution, is a probability distribution that is used to estimate population parameters when the sample size is small and when the population variance is unknown.

Rare Event Rule for Inferential Statistics: if under a given assumption, the probability of a particular observed event is extremely rare, we conclude that the assumption is probably incorrect.

Instructions on how to use your calculators (Statistics):
Scientific calculatotors like TI 36 Pro, TI 30 II, Casio fx 115 ES only perform a limited number of operations ( Chapter 3):

Entering Data and 1-Variable Statistics (TI-84 & TI-83)

1-Variable Statistics and Box Plots on a Casio fx-9750GII

Normal Dist Tail Areas on TI-83 & TI-84 Plus

Casio fx-9750GII - Binomial Formula (Distribution, Including Cumulative Distribution)

Probability: The Deck of Cards.

A deck of cards consists of 4 suits, 13 cards each for a total of 52 cards. The four suits are: Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, and Clubs. Each suit contains an A (Ace), numbers
from 2 to 10, and three face cards: J, The Jack; Q, the Queen and K, the King.
Colors: Hearts and Diamonds are red, Spades and Clubs are black.

Blackboard collaborate for students
Brief tutorial:

OpenIntro Statistics is an open-source textbook for introductory statistics written by David Diez, Christopher Barr, and Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel. Free to download.
This books DOES NOT replace the textbook for our course, but it may be used as a complementary source.

Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study developed by Rice University (Lead Developer), University of Houston Clear Lake, and Tufts University.