This site contains materials for a college level undergraduate statistics course. The approach places emphasis on practical application. Examples are shown with hand computations and with the Minitab statistical program (v1315). There are a few MS Excel spreadsheets as well. The text used as a supplement for the course is McCall, R. B. (2001). Fundamental Statistics for Behavioral Sciences (8th edition). NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company.
The material is divided into chapters and consists of text, tables, equations, and figures, in a hypermedia format. Minitab tutorials and some Excel spreadsheets are linked to the chapters as are homework assignments. The material is designed for use in a classroom with a presentation device. The students typically print the lectures (preferably on a color printer) in advance. To give the user a quick idea of the general appearance of equations and figures, an example of each follows.
Example Equation  showing the defining formula for a standard deviation:
Example Figure  looking at kurtosis:
Alpha  Beta  Sum of 
Mew  Sigma  Not equal 
+&  greater than or equal to 
less than or equal to 
about 
α  β  Σ  μ  σ  ≠  ±  ≥  ≤  ≈ 
Icon  Meaning 

Table of Contents for this Site  
Index of Materials at this Site HW & HandsOn Exercises (with Answer Keys), Minitab Tutorials, Excel Spreadsheets, Graph Paper, etc. 

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