I. Introduction
Prerequisites
none
 What are Statistics?
 Importance of Statistics
 Descriptive Statistics
 Inferential Statistics
 Sampling Demonstration
 Variables
 Percentiles
 Measurement
 Levels
of Measurement
 Measurement
Demonstration
 Basics of
Data Collection
 Distributions
 Summation Notation
 Linear Transformations
 Exercises
This first chapter begins by discussing
what statistics are and why the study of statistics is important.
Subsequent sections cover a variety of topics all basic to the
study of statistics. The only theme common to all
of these sections is that they cover concepts and ideas important
for other chapters in the book.
