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Statistics and Probability
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Community College / Lower Division
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Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
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  • Tmm0102
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    Data, Measurement and Variables

    Data, Measurement and Variables

    Overview

    The study of a population, a process or a relationship of interest begins with collecting relevant data from representative samples. A good understanding of the key terms will help us design appropriate statistical analysis of the collected data.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Distinguish between the terms – population, parameter, sample, statistics, and other key terms.

    • Distinguish between different types of statistical studies – observational, experimental, retrospective or prospective

    • Learn about different levels of measurement, data types, and variables

    • Learn about different ways of collecting data – Sampling Methods and Experiments

    • Identify sources of measurement bias and variability

    Textbook Material: Chapter 1, Sampling & Data

    Suggested Homework Assignment

    Chapter 1 – Pages 47 – 60 - Problems 42 to 62, 65, 67, 73, 74, 75, 78, 87, 91

    Chapter Exercises

     

    Suggested Homework Assignment

    Chapter 1 – Pages 47 – 60 - Problems 42 to 62, 65, 67, 73, 74, 75, 78, 87, 91

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