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Title: A Useful Display of a Normal Population
Url: http://www.teachingstatistics.co.uk/bts/jernigan/text.html
Creator: Jernigan, Robert
Publisher: American University (Washington, D.C.)
 Description: Created by Robert Jernigan of American University (Washington, D.C.), this article describes how to make a physical model of the normal distribution and use it to illustrate the concepts of sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. The author addresses many of the misconceptions attached to the normal population. The author states, "Most courses in basic statistics are filled with discussions of the mysterious normal population. Statistical tests assume it, students find areas for it, a theorem tells us that in the limit everything is it, but students still wonder what is it?" This page will hopefully allow students to better understand this often misunderstood statistical test.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Addresses, essays, lectures
Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Distributions. Characteristic functions
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Statistics
Mathematics -- Probability
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Normal distribution
Mathematics -- Probability
Mathematics -- Statistics
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
Mathematics Materials
Reference
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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Date Of Record Release: 2009-04-30 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
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