"Where there is number there is beauty." - (Proclus, 410-485)
Statistics: Our word statistics comes from the Latin words stato ("state") and statista ("one who serves the state" or "politician"). Statistics were originally facts or data that pertained to the state.
Why was Herkimer delighted when his favorite sea gull found a mate?
Answer: He believed that one good tern deserves another.
Herky wants to know:
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
If a person who plays the piano is a pianist, why isn't a person who drives a race car called a racist?
Reading: Section 11.1, pages 605-608 (note the information in the box at the bottom of page 606).
Exercises: Problems on handout sheets.
You are working in section 11.1.
Your assignment involves doing problem #6 on lastyear's AP Exam. Many test-takers confused parts (a) and (b), whichreference two distinct questions. Study this problemcarefully.
Rules for using the
For sample sizes 15 or greater, t-procedures can be safely used except in the presence of outliers or strong skewness.
For samples sizes 40 or greater, t-procedures can be used even if the data is heavily skewed.
LINK TO SECTIONSUMMARIES
LINK TO STATISTICS HOMEPAGE
The Practice of Statistics, by Yates, Moore, McCabe. New York,W.H. Freeman and Company, 1999. (;l 0-7167-3370-6)
The Cartoon Guide to Statistics, by Gonick and Smith. NewYork, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993. (ISBN 0-06-273102-5)
How to Lie with Statistics, by Darrell Huff. New York, W.W.Norton & Company, 1982 (ISBN 0-393-09426-X)
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