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Lecture 2
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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Lecture 2

This is a very big week in this course. Work hard this week and it will pay off more than you can imagine later in the course. This week, we cover, frequency distributions, histograms, the shape of distributions, indexes of the location of the scores in a distribution (how big or small the scores are) and indexes of spread of the scores in a distribution (how close together or far apart the scores in a distribution are). That is a lot to cover in one week.

The following is a list of the videos on each of these topics. By the time you have watched and taken notes on the videos and worked to understand them and commit to memory the names, definitions and symbols associated with each concept, you should understand what a distribution is and how we represent the features of distributions.

1) Frequency distributions technical video....here

2) Histograms video....here

3) Shape video....here

4) Location or central tendency technical video....here

5) The mean technical video....here

6) The mean representational video....here

7) The median technical video....here

8) Deviation Score technical video....here

9) Spread or Variability technical video....here

Also, if you have not done so yet, remember to write the quiz on Blackboard about how to do well in a statistics course and the rules for the semester in this course. You can do the quiz as many times as you like until you get 15/15. You must complete the quiz with a score of 15/15 in order to be eligible to write the remaining tests in the course.

Now, remember to create cue cards for the major concepts we are covering at the moment. Here is a video on how you should create your cue cards. 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!

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 3.