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Lecture 1
Jeremy Jackson
|     April 5, 2020
NW 3428
|     New Westminster
Sir Ken Robinson: "Learning happens in the minds and souls, not in the databases of multiple-choice tests"

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Key concepts - You will be responsible for knowing a number of definitions of key concepts. You may be asked to give an accurate definition and example of any of the key concepts. Key concepts are in italics, bolded and colored red throughout the notes.

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Course learning objective questions - These are the questions given in the learning objectives document.

Lecture 1

Let's start the course with a welcome and then some video lectures to orient you towards the course and the subject matter of the course.

1) Welcome to the course from your instructor....in the first announcement on the Home Page of the course in Blackboard.

2) Course syllabus....click here

2) Course Materials: Blackboard and www.drjackson.ca....click here

3) How to do well in a statistics course....click here

4) The Rules....click here

Now, go ahead and write the two quizzes on Blackboard about how to do well in a statistics course and the rules for the semester in this course.

You can do the quizzes as many times as you like until you get 10/10. You must complete the quizzes with a score of 10/10 in order to be eligible to write the remaining tests in the course.

Now, there are just three more video lectures for the week. The first is a technical video on summation notation. Technical videos give names, symbols linguistic and symbolic definitions and a basic example for each of the important concepts in the course. Make cue cards and memorize the information in technical videos. DO NOT RELY on cheat sheets or your notes on tests for this information. If you do not know what concepts mean and can not define them, you will fail the tests in this course!

The second video tutorial goes through some examples of the application of summation notation. You should know this well before going on in the course.

Summation notation:

1) Technical video on summation notation....click here

2) Applications of summation notation....click here

The third video tutorial goes through some examples of the types of variables you will need to know about in this course. That video is here.

That's it for this week. Feel free to ask questions on the "Course Questions" discussion board in Blackboard. I will answer questions on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week.

Now on to lecture 2.