Relationships among Distributions and Unification of Statistical Tables-ECO6416

Relationships among Distributions and Unification of Statistical Tables-ECO6416

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Relationships among Distributions and Unification of Statistical Tables Particular attention must be paid to a first course in statistics. When I first began studying statistics, it bothered me that there were different tables for different tests. It took me a while to learn that this is not as haphazard as it appeared. Binomial, Normal, Chi-square, t, and F distributions that you will learn are actually closely connected. A problem with elementary statistical textbooks is that they not only don't provide information of this kind, to permit a useful understanding of the principles involved, but they usually don't provide these conceptual links. If you want to understand connections between statistical concepts, then you should practice making these connections. Learning by doing statistics lends itself to active rather than passive learning. Statistics is a highly interrelated set of concepts, and to be successful at it, you must learn to make these links conscious in your mind. Students often ask: Why T- table values with d.f. = 1 are much larger compared with other d.f.
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2011 for the course ECO 6416 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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Relationships among Distributions and Unification of Statistical Tables-ECO6416

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