Hi everyone! Read through the material below, watch the videos, work on the Excel lecture and follow up with your instructor if you have questions.
- Know the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics.
- Understand what a sample and population are (data for a sample is often collected even though what is of interest is the population).
- Begin to create an understanding of the difference between probability and statistics (probability is the engine that makes statistics work, although there is a bit of a “which comes first, the chicken or the egg” issue).
- Excel: format cells, use multiple worksheets, formulas (functions) and relative/absolute cell references.
Topic. This lesson is an introduction to Excel, Probability and Statistics
- Openstax Introductory Statistics
- Statistics with Microsoft Excel by Beverly J. Dretzke, 5th ed., P. 1 – 5, 9 – 11 and 13 – 23.
WeBWorK. Sets 1.1 & 1.2
Install Microsoft Office on any device (tablet, laptop, desktop) that you may use for your coursework.
Below you will find a video to help you get started with Excel. For a more extensive introduction, try up to lesson 16 in the mini course by GCFglobal. When doing this course, have an Excel file open (perhaps the provided practice workbook). Those with Microsoft experience may opt to skip the first few lessons and begin with “5 Cell Basics“.