Apply the sampling distribution of the sample mean as summarized by the Central Limit Theorem (when appropriate). In particular, be able to identify unusual samples from a given population.
1). Summarize and describe the distribution of a categorical variable in context.
2). Generate and interpret several different graphical displays of the distribution of a quantitative variable (histogram, stemplot, boxplot).
3). Summarize and describe the distribution of a quantitative variable in context: a) describe the overall pattern, b) describe striking deviations from the pattern.
4). Relate measures of center and spread to the shape of the distribution, and choose the appropriate measures in different contexts.
5). Compare and contrast distributions (of quantitative data) from two or more groups, and produce a brief summary, interpreting your findings in context.
5). Apply the standard deviation rule to the special case of distributions having the "normal" shape.
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify and distinguish between a parameter and a statistic.
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Explain the concepts of sampling variability and sampling distribution.
1). Identify the sampling method used in a study and discuss its implications and potential limitations.
2). Critically evaluate the reliability and validity of results published in mainstream media.
3). Summarize and describe the distribution of a categorical variable in context.