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Week Outline

1 Exploring data
- What is statistics?
- Evaluating statistical investigations
- Collecting data

2 Exploring data
- Tabular representation of data
- Graphical representation of data

3 Describing distributions
- Desirable properties of descriptive
statistics
- Statistical shorthand
- Describing the location of a distribution
4 Describing distributions
- Describing the dispersion or spread of a
distribution
- Describing the shape of a distribution
5 Describing joint distributions of data
- Bivariate data
- The scatter diagram

6 - Linear regression
7 Probability
- Meaning of sample space, outcome and
event
- Addition and multiplication law
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8 Probability
- Conditional probability
- Tree diagrams

9 - Permutation and combinations







Week Outline
10 Probability distributions
- Discrete random variables
- Using a probability distribution as a model
11 The binomial distribution
- Expectation and variance of a random
variable
12 The normal distribution
- Modelling continuous variables
- The standard normal distribution

13 Modelling with the normal distribution
14 The normal distribution as an approximation to
the binomial
15 The normal distribution as an approximation to
the binomial
16 The Poisson distribution
- The Poisson distribution formula
- Modelling random events
17 - The variance of a Poisson distribution
18 - The Poisson distribution as an
approximation to the binomial distribution
- The normal distribution as an approximation
to the Poisson distribution