Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics
MATH 1530

Spring 2012
Statistics
Chapter 1
Data: consists of information coming from observations, counts, measurements, or
responses. The singular for data is datum.
Statistics: the science of collecting, organizing, analyzing, and intercepting data in order
to make decisions
Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics
MATH 1530

Spring 2012
Statistics
Chapter 2: Organizing Data
Frequency Distributions and their graphs
Center, variability (or spread), and shape of data
Frequency Distribution: a table that shows classes or intervals of data entries without a
count of the number of entries in
Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics
MATH 1530

Spring 2012
Nicole Schellerer
Statistics Excel Lab 1 8:30
Math 1530
2012
Excel
Assignment
1
Steps:
1. Five Number
Summary of
Low
Temperature
Data
Minimum
28
Q1 (Lower
Quartile)
3.75
.
Median
16
Q3 (Upper
Quartile)
24
Maximum
36
2. Mean and
Standard
Deviations of
Low
Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics
MATH 1530

Spring 2012
Statistics
1.3 Experimental Design
Guidelines (to design an experiment)
Identify the variables of interest (the focus) and the population of the study
Develop a detailed plan for collecting data. If it is a sample, make sure the sample is
representative