STAT101_Chap1 - Statistics 101 Course Notes Introduction to...

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Unformatted text preview: Statistics 101 Course Notes Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences Instructor: Alan Agresti Course syllabus: At top of course home page, which is also at www.stat.ufl.edu/~aa/harvard Teaching fellows: Roee Gutman Jon Hennessy Section times on syllabus, office hours to be listed at course home page. 1. Introduction Data - Information collected to gain knowledge about a field or answer a question of interest. Data Sources include: Surveys Experiments Statistics- Set of methods for collecting/analyzing data (the art and science of learning from data) Statistics provides methods for: Design- Planning/Implementing a study Sample survey or experiment? How to choose people (subjects) for the study, and how many? Description Graphical and numerical methods for summarizing the data Inference Methods for making predictions about a population (total set of subjects of interest), based on a sample (subset of the sample on which study collects data) Examples...
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This note was uploaded on 07/14/2011 for the course STA 101 taught by Professor Alan during the Fall '10 term at University of Florida.

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STAT101_Chap1 - Statistics 101 Course Notes Introduction to...

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