Introduction to Statistics (MAT/SST 115.03 2008S)

Class 01: Introduction to MAT/SST115

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Held: Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Summary: We start the course off in the normal way: By exploring the subject, your motivations for studying the subject, and the ways in which we will study the subject.




Why Are You Taking Statistics?

What is statistics, anyway?

Some silly (or not-so-silly) examples of statistical claims

A Bit About The Course

Comparing Sections

Some Parting Thoughts

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