I believe if students understand why they need to know statistics,
they will be more motivated to learn it. Statistics are used every day.
Have you voted for a politician because
he claimed his economic policies would lower the unemployment rate
and increase the GDP?
Have you chosen a surgery that your doctor
said would extend your life expectancy by 10 years if successful,
but had a 5% risk of serious side effects?
Have you chosen to lower
your insurance premiums by $30 per month by increasing the
deductible from $500 to $1000?
These are some of many everyday
situations where a good understanding of statistics can serve as a
guide to making better decisions.
of the best ways to learn statistics is by doing it and teaching it.
an instructor, I will help you to be successful for the course.