User Notes
Contains: Introduction, Viewing & Printing Tips, & Navigational Aids
Translations are available in Belarussian (by V. Bastiaan), Estonian (J. Teerink), Latvian (by N. Karbowska), Russian (S. Wolfe), and Swedish (by W. Pawlak)..
Introduction

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 (v13-15). 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 (8-th 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:

Viewing & Printing Tips
1. As noted above, print in color, since it is used to help illustrate the concepts.
2. Before you print or study the materials in this hypertext, make sure that you can see the symbols below. At this point in time, this should no longer be a problem with computers, tablets, and cell phones, etc.
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4. It is helpful if you can change the default font of your browser to a sans serif font such as "Arial". This will match the fonts used in the equations more closely.
5. When printing the pages, use print preview and consider varying the percent of normal size that you print at. If you print at less than normal size, the document will likely consume less pages. Some browsers are better at this than others (e.g., IE is better than Chrome for this).
6. To print the site, it will be easiest to use the index. At a minimum, students should print the lectures and homework assignments for each of the chapters or, at least, have a device that will enable them to view this material in the lecture and laboratory sessions.