Introductory Statistics, Ch. 1

**Read **Section 1.1 of *Introductory Statistics.*

**Consider **the following as you read:

- Define the meaning of statistics.
- Explain types of statistics.

**Read** Section 1.2 of *Introductory Statistics.*

**Consider **the following as you read:

- Describe differences between quantitative and qualitative data.
- Explain the meaning of an element, variable, observation and a data set.

**Read** Section 1.3 of *Introductory Statistics.*

**Consider **the following as you read:

- Understand how to organize data.
- Identify levels of measurement.
- Calculate count and percent of variables in your data.

**Read** Section 1.5 of *Introductory Statistics.*

**Consider **the following as you read:

- What is the difference between a population and sample?

Introductory Statistics, Ch. 2

**Read** Section 2.1 of *Introductory Statistics.*

**Consider **the following as you read:

- Learn to organize and display qualitative data.
- Organize data into tables or graphs.

**Read** Section 2.2 of *Introductory Statistics.*

**Consider **the following as you read:

- Learn to organize and display quantitative data.
- Organize data into tables or graphs.

Introductory Statistics, Ch. 3

**Read **Section 3.1 of *Introductory Statistics.*

**Consider **the following as you read:

- Describe a typical value.
- Calculate and understand the mean.

**Read **Section 3.2 of *Introductory Statistics.*** **

**Consider **the following as you read:

- Explain variation among the values of observations.

**Read **Section 3.4 of *Introductory Statistics.*

**Consider **the following as you read:

- Discuss Chebyshev’s theorem as a use of the standard deviation.
- Discuss the empirical rule as a use of the standard deviation.

**Read **Section 3.5 of *Introductory Statistics.*

**Consider **the following as you read:

- Understand the measures of a quartile.
- Define the k
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**Read **Section 3.6 of *Introductory Statistics.*

**Consider **the following as you read:

- Explain measures used to construct a box-and-whisker plot.

Understanding Data and Distributions

**Watch **the instructional video by clicking on the Lynda.com^{®} link.

**Type** the title “Statistics Foundations: 2” in the Search Bar to find the video.** **

**Watch** the following tutorials from Section 1:

- Understanding Data and Distributions

**Consider **the following as you watch:

- What is the importance of data dispersion?
- Identify a statistical graph and how it is used to describe data.
- What is the difference between quantitative and qualitative data?

**Discuss** your perceptions in class/online forum.