Tutoring statistics, rules of usage are key. The tutor shares one about when the normal approximation to the binomial distribution can be used. The binomial distribution imagines a series of n trials, each with probability p of success and q=(1-p) …

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Tutoring math, you see all kinds of scientific calculators. The tutor continues to praise the Casio fx-991ES PLUS C. If you were to be marooned on an island with a single calculator…which one would you prefer? The question is absurd, …

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Tutoring statistics, you cover linear regression. The tutor shows how to get a best-fit line on the Casio fx-991ES PLUS C. Let’s imagine you have the following data x y 10.1 14.2 17.3 19.5 25.4 22.9 40.0 31.8 Furthermore, you’d …

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Tutoring statistics, you see lots of great calculators. The tutor shows how to calculate one-var standard deviation on the Casio fx-991ES PLUS C. Let’s imagine you want the standard deviation of the short list of numbers 23, -12, 0, 15, …

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Tutoring statistics, the tutor is happy to share the CONFIDENCE.T() function from LibreOffice Calc. My last couple of posts (here and here) I’ve talked about confidence intervals for the mean. Yesterday I mentioned finding one using Excel or LibreOffice Calc’s …

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Tutoring statistics, you realize how convenient using a spreadsheet can be. In yesterday’s post I mentioned some theoretical points about two-sided confidence intervals for the population mean. On the practical side, if you simply need a confidence interval for the …

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Tutoring statistics, confidence intervals are important. A two-sided confidence interval for the population mean is given by sample_mean – (standard_dev/n1/2)*sig_factor, sample_mean + (standard_dev/n1/2)*sig_factor The sig_factor (significance factor) depends on the certainty (confidence level) with which we want the confidence interval …

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