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Statistics is a problem-solving process that seeks answers to questions through data. In this session, we begin to explore the problem-solving process of statistics and to investigate how data vary. This process typically has four components:
Note 1

Ask a question
Collect data
Analyze data
Interpret results

In This Session:

Part A:

A Problem-Solving Process

Part B:

Data Measurement and Variation

Part C:

Bias in Measurement

Part D:

Bias in Sampling

Homework

 


 
Learning Objectives

In this session, you will learn the following:

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Statistics is a problem-solving process with four components.

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Data consist of measurements of a particular variable.

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There are two types of variables -- quantitative and qualitative.

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There are many sources of variation in data, including random error and bias.


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Throughout the session you will be prompted to view short video segments. In addition to these excerpts, you may choose to watch the full-length video of this session.

Keyterms

New in This Session:

 

 

bias
census
data
population
qualitative data
qualitative variables
quantitative data

quantitative variables
random error
random sample
representative sample
sample
variable
variation

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