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Each topic contains:
  • Lecture notes are pdf files which can be downloaded and saved to be read off-line
  • Lecture videos are YouTube videos of lectures  
  • Lecture PowerPoint slides are the actual PowerPoint slides used in class
  • Use the Practice Quizzes to test your knowledge
  • When doing your homework assignments, work out the problems first before looking at the solutions. Compare your answers to the ones in the solutions


Introduction to Statistics - "Measuring" Data

Readings -- Why Learn Statistics?

  1. Friedman, H. H., and Raphan, M. (2013), School Rankings: Descriptive Statistics or Incentives to Manipulate?, SSRN Scholarly Paper, Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network.
    https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2371726
  2. Friedman, H. H., and Raphan, M. (2013), How Statistics Can Save Your Life or End It: A Course Module, SSRN Scholarly Paper, Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2363742
  3. Friedman, H. H., Friedman, L. W., and Amoo, T. (2012), Using Real-World Examples to Enhance the Relevance of the Introductory Statistics Course, SSRN Scholarly Paper, Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network.
    http://ssrn.com/abstract=2129750 
  4. Friedman, H. H., and Friedman, L. W. (1999), Statistical Inference and the Scientific Method: Making Statistics Relevant, SSRN Scholarly Paper, Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network.
    http://ssrn.com/abstract=2393686

ONLINE Interactive Practice Quiz:  Test your knowledge online with this short interactive quiz. 

Print version of Practice quiz
Print version of Practice quiz solutions

Homework Assignment
Homework Solution




table of descriptive stats for computer chip problem
Descriptive Statistics: 

Lecture 1



Descriptive Statistics: 

Lecture 2

Lecture Notes (for lecture 1 and 2)
Lecture Video

Two Different Standard Normal (Z) Tables


Sampling Distribution of the Mean
Sampling Distribution

Lecture Video
Homework Solution




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Introduction to Statistical inference

Homework Solution






Hypothesis Testing -- Z tests


Lecture Video
Practice quiz solutions

Understanding Hypothesis Testing

Lecture Video

Homework Solution





The t Distribution


 

Chi-Square distribution

Practice quiz - test your knowledge