I. Introduction


  1. What are Statistics?
  2. Importance of Statistics
  3. Descriptive Statistics
  4. Inferential Statistics
  5. Sampling Demonstration
  6. Variables
  7. Percentiles
  8. Measurement
    1. Levels of Measurement
    2. Measurement Demonstration
    3. Basics of Data Collection
  9. Distributions
  10. Summation Notation
  11. Linear Transformations
  12. Exercises
  13. PDF Files (in .zip archive)

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.