Objectives

After completing this chapter, you should be able to

1Demonstrate knowledge of statistical terms.

2Differentiate between the two branches of statistics.

3Identify types of data.

4Identify the measurement level for each variable.

5Identify the four basic sampling techniques.

6Explain the difference between an observational and an experimental study.

7Explain how statistics can be used and misused.

8Explain the importance of computers and calculators in statistics.

Outline

Introduction

1–1Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

1–2Variables and Types of Data

1–3Data Collection and Sampling Techniques

1–4Observational and Experimental Studies

1–5Uses and Misuses of Statistics

1–6Computers and Calculators

Summary

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