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- Describing data
- Box and whisker plots
- Stem and leaf plots
- Boxplots
- Fitting Lines to Data
- Stemplots
- Scatterplots
- Sampling, Surveying, and Data Analysis
- Editing graphs
- Fitting curves to data
- Pie charts, bar graphs, and pareto charts
- Other graphical methods and numerical methods
- An introduction to sample design

- Conditional probability
- Khan Academy: Calculating conditional probability
- Khan Academy: Conditional probability and combinations
- Khan Academy: Conditional probability tree diagram example
- Khan Academy: Marginal distribution and conditional distribution
- Khan Academy: Conditional probability and independence

- Poisson probability distribution and the urn model
- Random variables and discrete probability distributions
- ·Khan Academy: Variance and standard deviation of a discrete random variable
- ·Khan Academy: Introduction to discrete probability distributions
- ·Khan Academy: Discrete uniform distribution

- Expected values, means, variances, and standard deviations
- Population and sample variance
- ·Khan Academy: Expected Value: E(X)
- ·Khan Academy: Mean (expected value) of a discrete random variable

- Population mean and sample mean
- Population and sample variance
- Random sampling
- Samples and Surveys
- Sampling, Surveying, and Data Analysis
- Poisson probability distribution and the urn model
- Introduction to designing experiments
- Using samples
- Introduction to designing experiments
- Khan Academy: Sampling distribution of the sample mean
- Khan Academy: Sampling distribution of the sample mean
- Khan Academy: Sampling distribution of the sample mean 2
- Khan Academy: Inferring population mean from sample mean
- Khan academy: Difference of sample means distribution

- Binomial Probability Distribution
- Binomial Distribution
- Binomial probability distribution
- Khan Academy: Visualizing a binomial distribution
- Khan Academy: Visualizing a binomial distribution

- The normal distribution
- Finding probability using a normal distribution. Part 1
- Finding probability using a normal distribution. Part 2
- Finding probability using a normal distribution. Part 3
- Finding probability using a normal distribution. Part 4
- Finding probability using a normal distribution. Part 5
- Finding Z-values with a normal distribution. Part 1
- Finding Z-values with a normal distribution. Part 2
- Finding Z-values with a normal distribution. Part 3
- Finding z-values with a normal distribution. Part 4
- Properties of the normal distribution
- The area under the normal distribution
- The normal probability distribution
- The standard normal distribution
- Khan Academy: Introduction to the normal distribution
- Khan Academy: Normal distribution problems: z-score
- Khan Academy: Normal distribution problems: Qualitative sense of normal distributions
- Khan Academy: Normal distribution problems: Empirical rule
- Khan Academy: Standard normal distribution and the empirical

- Central limit theorem. Part 1
- Central limit theorem. Part 2
- Applying central limit theorem to population means. Part 1
- Applying central limit theorem to population means. Part 2
- Applying central limit theorem to population means. Part 3
- Applying central limit theorem to population proportions. Part 1
- Applying central limit theorem to population proportions. Part 2
- Khan Academy: Central limit theorem

- Frequentist approaches sample size in adaptive clinical designs
- The study of candidate genes in drug trials sample size considerations
- ·Khan Academy: Determining sample size based on confidence and margin of error
- ·Khan Academy: Sample size for a given margin of error for a mean

- Khan Academy: T-statistic confidence interval
- Khan Academy: Constructing t interval for difference of means

- Applying central limit theorem to population means. Part 1
- Applying central limit theorem to population means. Part 2
- Applying central limit theorem to population means. Part 3
- Population mean and sample mean
- Estimating population means (large samples)
- Using samples
- Confidence interval of difference of means
- Khan Academy: Sampling distribution of the sample mean
- Khan Academy: Sampling distribution of the sample mean
- Khan Academy: Sampling distribution of the sample mean 2
- Khan Academy: Inferring population mean from sample mean
- Khan academy: Difference of sample means distribution
- Khan Academy: Confidence interval of difference of means
- Khan Academy: Inferring population mean from sample mean
- Khan Academy: Small sample size confidence intervals

- Tests of Significance
- Hypothesis testing, types of error, and small samples
- Khan Academy: P-values and significance tests
- Khan Academy: Hypothesis testing and p-values
- Khan Academy: Using a table to estimate P-value from t statistic
- Khan Academy: Calculating a P-value given a z statistic
- Khan Academy: Comparing P-values to different significance levels
- Khan Academy: Estimating a P-value from a simulation
- Khan Academy: Using a P-value to make conclusions in a test about slope
- Khan Academy: Statistical significance of experiment
- Khan Academy: Comparing P-value from t statistic to significance level
- Khan Academy: Comparing P-values to different significance levels
- Khan Academy: P-values and significance tests
- Khan Academy: Hypothesis testing and p-values
- Khan Academy: Comparing P-values to different significance levels

- The student t-distribution
- Using a student t-distribution statistical table
- T-Tests : Lecture 7
- Independent T-Tests : Lecture 8
- Khan Academy: Using a table to estimate P-value from t statistic
- Hypothesis testing, types of error, and small samples
- Comparing Two Means
- Khan Academy: Introduction to t statistics
- Khan Academy: T-statistic confidence interval
- Khan Academy: Example of hypotheses for paired and two-sample t tests
- Khan Academy: Two-sample t test for difference of means
- Khan Academy: Hypotheses for a two-sample t test
- Khan Academy: Conclusion for a two-sample t test using a P-value

- Khan Academy: Introduction to power in significance tests
- Khan Academy: Examples thinking about power in significance tests

- T-tests
- T-test
- T-test I : the z-test and the single sample t-test
- T-test II : independent samples t-test
- T-test III : repeated measures t-test
- T test
- T-Tests : Lecture 7
- Independent T-Tests : Lecture 8
- Khan Academy: Two-sample t test for difference of means
- Khan Academy: Example of hypotheses for paired and two-sample t tests
- Khan Academy: Hypotheses for a two-sample t test
- Khan Academy: Conclusion for a two-sample t test using a confidence interval

- One-way ANOVA. Part I
- One-way ANOVA. Part II
- One-way ANOVA. Part III
- One-Way ANOVA
- An introduction to experimental designs II
- Khan Academy: ANOVA 1: Calculating SST (total sum of squares)
- Khan Academy: ANOVA 2: Calculating SSW and SSB (total sum of squares within and between)
- Khan Academy: ANOVA 3: Hypothesis test with F-statistic

- Innovative and effective subject randomization methods
- Randomization in studies with unequal allocation
- Khan Academy: Impact of mass on orbital speed

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