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MTH-2010 v1

Week 1 Resources

Review the resources listed below to prepare for this week's assignment. Before reviewing these resources, read through the assignment instructions so you know what you will be expected to do with this material. 


As you work through the resources this week, focus on these questions:

  • How do statistics help us understand the quantitative nature of reality?
  • What does “statistically literate” mean to you and why is it important to be “statistically literate”?
  • What is the difference between inferential statistics and descriptive statistics?
  • How do we distinguish between categorical data and quantitative data? 
  • In what ways does information overload require that we use graphs and other visuals to display numbers?
  • In the TedEx video, what does the speaker mean when he says, ‘Let the dataset change your mindset’?

Textbook Reading (Straightforward Statistics : Understanding the Tools of Research)

Additional Resources