Table of Contents
Part I: Ways to Describe Data
Investigations 1-3: Categorical/Numerical Data & Nominal/Ordinal Data
Investigations 4-5: Ratio/Interval Data & Discrete/Continuous Data
Part II: Ways to Visualize Data
Investigation 6: Box and Whisker Plots and Dot Plots
Investigations 7 and 8: Using a Box and Whisker Plot to Screen a Data Set
Investigations 9-11: Using a Box and Whisker Plot to Compare Data Sets
Investigation 12: Using a Histogram to Compare Data Sets
Investigations 13 and 14: Drawing a Histogramâ€“The Importance of Binning
Part III: Ways to Summarize Data
Investigation 15: Samples and Populations
Investigations 16 and 17: Central Tendency and Spread
Part IV: Ways to Model Data
Investigation 18: Building and Testing Models
Investigation 19: The Binomial Distribution
Investigations 20 and 21: The Poisson Distribution
Investigations 22-25: The Normal Distribution
Part V: Ways to Draw Conclusions From Data
Investigations 26-28: Confidence Intervals
Investigation 29: Signficance Testing
Part VI: Now Its Your Turn!
Investigation 30: Carrying Out Your Own Analysis of Data
Appendicies
Appendix 1: External Resources for Teaching and Learning Statistics
Appendix 2: Single-Sided Normal Distribution
Appendix 3: Critical Values for
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