UT Knoxville STAT 201 - Chapter 1 (11 pages)

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Stat 201 - Introduction to Statistics
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Chapter 1 Chapter01 Presentation 1213 Stats Starts Here Copyright 2009 Pearson Education Inc 2 Slide 1 3 Chapter01 Presentation 1213 Copyright 2009 Pearson Education Inc 3 Stats Starts Here Statistics gets a bad rap Statistics courses are not necessarily chosen as fun electives Statistics can be fun Learning to think clearly with data will open your eyes to seeing the world more clearly Chapter01 Presentation 1213 Copyright 2009 Pearson Education Inc 4 What Is Are Statistics Statistics noun numbers values data calculations made from data We will utilize computer software to do some of the calculating for us Statistics verb a way of reasoning a collection of tools and methods designed to help us understand the world Data are values with a context Chapter01 Presentation 1213 Copyright 2009 Pearson Education Inc 5 What is Statistics Really About Statistics is about variation Measuring variation Understanding variation Reducing or adapting to variation Statistics is also about making decisions in the face of incomplete information Chapter01 Presentation 1213 Copyright 2009 Pearson Education Inc 6 To Do by Our Next Class Meeting Purchase the book hardback or loose leaf or just purchase the code for MyLab Mastering the e book is included in MyLab Mastering Register on http pearsonmylabandmastering com Enter your access code in UPPER CASE LETTERS Enter your name as it appears on your UT ID Our course ID Read Chapters 1 2 and 3 of the text Go to Lecture Notes in MyLab Mastering and print Chapter 2 and 3 notes Chapter01 Presentation 1213 Copyright 2009 Pearson Education Inc 7 Our Expectations Read the textbook Reading assignments can be found in MyLab Mastering within the Read Before Class tab Bring a calculator to class each day Bring the course notes to class each day Work with others in the class Chapter01 Presentation 1213 Copyright 2009 Pearson Education Inc 8 Class Activity In groups of 2 or 3 collect information from another student in the course be sure to write it



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