Week 1 – Discussion
How do you use statistics in your life either at work or for pleasure?
Can statistics be manipulated for those who really understand the subject matter? If so, how? If not, why not?
Has anyone misled you using statistics?
Week 2 – Discussion
What is an example of when you would want consistent data and, therefore, a small standard deviation?
What is an example of when you might want a large standard deviation? That is, data that is more spread out?
Week 3 – Discussion
What is an example from your own life or in your workplace, where you have used probability to make a decision?
Week 4 – Discussion
Why is it important that statistical research follows ethical guidelines?
What are some potential consequences of not following ethical statistical practice in your field of study (i.e., results used improperly, etc.)?
Week 6 – Discussion
In your chosen field, when might you want to know the mean differences between two or more groups? Please describe the situation, including how and why it would be used.
Week 7 – Discussion
What is one instance where you think linear regression would be useful to you in your workplace or chosen major? Please describe including why and how it would be used.