Statistics Book with instructions for TI-84, Excel, SPSS, MINITAB, and StataQues. Lots of prolems with answers or complete solutions.

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The entire book is written as a business case
exploring how college student Linda Evans used
statistics to manage Linda's Video Showcase. Readers can then do statistics for Linda's friend Darin Smith  who
follows his retailing company Darin's Music Emporium with manufacturing company Future Horizons Corporation. 

Excel Statistics Lab Manual is written in Excel so you have the problems with directions  
and data sets right in a live Excel sheet. Within a few minutes you use Excel to do problems.
Just follow the directions and quickly see the result. Problems are those encountered
by business owners Darin Jones and Linda Evens. explored in
SQuickNotes Statistics pdf version 

Supplements 1. 1-Page Class Notes  2. Quick Stat Reviews   3. Video Lectures Review specific problems

Exams with Answers  1. Problems  2. Tests   3. Research Project

Statistics Software Video Lectures Excel     Minitab     SPSS     I-84
Practice Set Instructions with Answers
for    SPSS       MiniTab      StataQuest
Free Courses Materials
   Minitab   SPSS   TI-84   Excel Statistics loads into spreadsheets

Behavioral Science Statistics    Research Paper Guidance    Calculus Videos

AP, SAT Test Prep test and strategy help 
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Descriptive Statistics





Taxonomy of Statistics
2 Nature of Statistics and Measurement 
3 Measurement Scales
None Page 3

No Practice Set for these Notes


A Little Extra Blind Studies       Survey Design     Scientific Method
Selecting the Right Graph for Your Message

4 Frequency Distributions
5 Graphs

Page 6
Page 7

 Page 8   
Page 9
PS 6-7 QQ 8-9

A Little Extra
Stem and Leaf Displays
and Box Plots

Dot plot Summaries Applet  Behind the Data   video 11/20/19

10 Mean   
11 Other Measures 
Page 12 
Page 13
Page 15
Page PS12-13 Page QQ14-15

A Little Extra!
Summation notation  from Hyper Stat Online explains a type of notation used by some text books.

16 Measures     
17 Using Measures   
   P 18    
P 19
    P 20     
P 21
PS18-19 QQ20-21 
22 Mean & Median     
23  Skewness
Those skipping grouped calculations
may skip section 3 of page 22.
Page 24  
Page 25
Page 26   
Page 27

A Little Extra!
Sampling Types   Random Sampling Basics   Writing Questions

 Rice Virtual Lab  has dynamic Java 1.1simulation of the Sampling Distribution and Confidence Intervals

28 Measures  
29 Quartiles-Percentiles

Those skipping grouped calculations
 should start with  section 5C
P 30   
         P 32     
P 33

A Little Extra! 
Rice Lab has a dynamic Java 1.1 demonstration on the
Confidence Interval on a Proportion

Test Material Formula Review for  
Descriptive Statistics 34
Descriptive Statistics Test  
Page 35   Page 36    Page 37  Page 38  Page 39  Test Page Answers T35  T36-37 
T38  T39 

People skipping grouped calculations may skip  questions 2, 7,
and the second part of nine.
Additional Practice Problems

The Basis for Inferential Statistics

40 Introduction to Probability   
41 Addition Rule

   P 42     
P 43 
 P 44
P 45

A Little Extra
Article on independent events
       Hills Criteria of Causation          Article on patterns and cause

46-7 Multiplication,
Bayes' Law, Counting

P 48-49 P50-51 PS48-49  QQ50-51
52 Binomial Probability
53 Poisson Probability       
  P 54   
P 55
    P 56     
P 57
 PS54  PS55 QQ56   QQ57  

58 Continuous Normal
Probability Distribution
59 Using z     
60 Finding z   
61 Normal Approximation-binomial

P 62

P 63

P 64

P 65

QQ 65

A Little Extra   Exponential Growth and Epidemics     Markov Chains    Amazing Applications of Probability

  • Michael Levitt 5/14/20   COVID Curve Fitting Short Video Lectures

    Stanford Prof. of Biophysics, Cambridge PhD and DSC, 2013

    Chemistry Nobel Laureate (complex systems),

Part 1 Exponential Growth is Terrifying   Part 2 Curve Fitting Sigmoid/Gompertz Growth   Part 3 COVID19 Never Grows Exponentially


66 Sampling Distribution of Mu     
67 Central Limits Theorem
 P 68

P 69     

PS68 QQ69

A little Extra Rice Virtual Statistics Lab  has dynamic Java 1.1demonstration on the Sampling Distribution Simulation and Confidence Intervals
Sampling Distributions Simulations

70 Population Proportion  
71 Sample Size

   P 72    P73 P 74
P 75
PS72 PS73 QQ

A Little Extra

Burt Gerstman of San Jose State University has an interesting Review with Exercises

Rice Virtual Statistics Lab has dynamic Java 1.1demonstration on the Confidence Interval on a Proportion

Probability Test Material
Formula Review    Probability

Additional Practice Problems 

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Probability Test  

P 78   P 79   P 80   P 81   P82   P83
Probability Test Answers  

T78   T78-80  
T80-81  T82   T83 

Parametric Statistics

A Taxonomy of Parametric Statistics.

84 Large Sample HT   
85 Two-tail test

P 86  P 87  PS 86 QQ87
Don't believe in the Null Hypothesis?  Dr. Ho Yu
Dance of the p Values from Geoff Cumming
P-Value  Video
P-Value Video
Type I and Type II Errors Lecture Dr. T. P
Error Type Video from Bionic Turtle
t-dist vs. z-dist Dr. T. P
Inferential Statistics
Dr. Timothy Placek of Auburn University

88 Two large samples   
89 Type 2 error  

  P 90   
P 91
  P 92   
P 93

94 one-tail of one sample proportion 
95 one & 2-tail of 2 sample prop 

 P 96  P 97    PS96 QQ97

98 one-tail, 1 small sample 
99 two-tail of 2 small samples,

paired difference test

P 100 P 101 PS100 QQ10

A Little Extra Degrees of Freedom from
Burt Gerstman of San Jose State University has an interesting
Review with Exercises and  t Procedure Exercises.

102 x-bar chart    
103 R & p charts

P 104 
P 105
  P 106   
P 107
PS104    PS105       QQ106     

Acceptance Sampling?

108 Sample Variances, ANOVA  
109 Difference between 3 means

P 110  
P 111
   P 112   
P 113
PS110    PS111      QQ112    QQ113

A Little Extra Analysis of Variance    ANOVA Simulation          

114 Two-Factor Analysis of Variance   
115 example, comparing 3 means
P 116    
P 117  
P 118   
P 119
120 chi-square, Goodness of Fit   
121 Test for independence  
P 122   
P 123
P 124   
P 125
126 run test, one sample, one tail sign test  
127 Mann-Whitney test
 P 128
 P 129
P 130
P 131
132 two-tail of two sample sign test   
132 testing three medians using Kruskall-Wallis 
 P133 P 134 PS133  Q134 

A Little Extre Choosing Appropriate Statistics Test    Statistics Application Tools

Inferential Statistics Test Material
Formula Review 
Inferential Statistics 
Executive Summary of Inferential

Additional Practice Problems
Study design from BMJ


Inferential Statistics Test
P 138  P 139   P 140   P 141  P 142    P 143    Page 144    Page 145 

Test Answers   

T138  T139
    T140  T141 
T142  T143
    T144  T145 
146 Correlation  
147 Coefficient. of Determination 
P 148
P 149
P 150
P 151

A Little Extra
Guess Correlation     Using Correlation    Correlation vs. causation examples

Spearman's Rank Correlation -Wiki      Rank Order Correlation Calculator

152 Regression      
153 Interval Estimate of a conditional mean
   P 154   
P 155
    P 156      
P 157
Lines and Slope - Review  
Least Squares Regression Applet
Business Insider uses regression to predict new jobs

Multiple Regression
is not covered by Quick Notes.

Correlation and Regression Test Material
Formula Review    
Correlation and Regression

Additional Practice Problems


Correlation and Regression Test
P 159   P 160  P161 
Test Answers
T159  T160 T161  

GDP comparisons across time

March 10, 2020Leave a comment

from Asad Zaman

This continues a sequence of posts aiming to show how apparently objective statistics conceal large numbers of arbitrary value judgements. 
(1) Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics,
(2) Subjectivity Concealed in Index Numbers,
(3) The Values of a Market Society,
(4) Cross-Country Comparisons of Wealth,
(5) Purchasing Power Parity,
(6) Downfall of Rhetoric in 20th Century,
(7) Facts & Values: Distinction or Dichotomy?.
This is the 8th post, which considers comparisons of GDP across time within a single country.

In comparisons across countries, we face the difficulty that the concept of “wealth” has varied across societies, and changed with time. The “average basket” of goods varies for each country, because different societies have different preferences and values. We cannot compare apples and oranges. It seems that these problems would be reduced if we considered a single society across time. The concept of wealth, and the average bundle of goods would remain relatively stable, at least across short periods of time. We will now discuss difficulties which arise when we consider growth across time, comparing GDP across the years for a single country.  read more


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Writing a Conclusion 4.5 min

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How To Write A Research Paper Fast 5 min

How to Write a Great Research Paper 34 min

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Quality Control Notes from R. C. Baker, Department of Information Systems and Operations, University of Texas at Arlington

Review of Statistics:  SINGLE MEAN  LECTURE, Excel Stat Functions, Homework, AOV, Quality Tools: [Binomial Confidence Limits, Sample Size to find at least 1 defective, Acceptance Sampling OC curves, Poisson Confidence Limits, Tolerance Limits]

I. Statistical Process Control: SPC Web Files Control Chart Presentation, X-Bar Chart Lecture, X-Bar Chart Examples(stable and unstable),
Capability Index, X-Bar/R Set-up and Production,
X-Bar/R Control Chart Homework,
P and C Control Charts (word),
P and C Control Charts (excel),
SPC Test 1, SPC Test 2

II. Acceptance Sampling PP Slides

Operating Characteristic Curves,

AccpSamp Test1,

Compare Level I and II,

Compare All Levels,

Compare  AQL=.065%  

    Sampling Plan Selection Web Site:

III.  Measurement Systems: 

Excel Spreadsheet MS, Homework, Homework SG Output CANDY COUNT DATA

Good Web Site:


 DOE PowerPt.Presentation,

 DOE Test 1, DOE Test 2,

DOE Seal Data,
Taguchi Web Site:

CQE Training Problems: Problems, Data, Answer Key