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Author Starbird, Michael P.

Title Meaning from data [videorecording] : statistics made clear / Michael Starbird.

Imprint Chantilly, VA : Teaching Company, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    519.5 STA  pt.1    Available
 GDL Central Library DVD    519.5 STA pt. 2    Available
Description 4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) in 2 containers : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 148 p. ; 19 cm.)
Series Great courses, Science & mathematics
Great courses (DVD). Science & mathematics.
Note Consists of 24 lectures; each is 30 minutes.
Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, timeline, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.
Contents Part 1, disc 1: Lecture 1. Describing data and inferring meaning ; Lecture 2. Data and distributions: getting the picture ; Lecture 3. Inference: how close? How confident? ; Lecture 4. Describing dispersion or measuring spread ; Lecture 5. Models of distributions: shapely families ; Lecture 6. The bell curve.
Part 1, disc 2: Lecture 7. Correlation and regression: moving together ; Lecture 8. Probability: workhorse for inference ; Lecture 9. Samples: the few, the chosen ; Lecture 10. Hypothesis testing: innocent until ; Lecture 11. Confidence intervals: how close? How sure? ; Lecture 12. Design of experiments: thinking ahead.
Part 2, disc 3: Lecture 13. Law: you're the jury ; Lecture 14. Democracy and Arrow's impossibility theorem ; Lecture 15. Election problems and engine failure ; Lecture 16. Sports: who's best of all time? ; Lecture 17. Risk: war and insurance ; Lecture 18. Real estate: accounting for value.
Part 2, disc 4: Lecture 19. Misleading, distorting, and lying ; Lecture 20. Social science: parsing personalities ; Lecture 21. Quack medicine, good hospitals, and dieting ; Lecture 22. Economics: "one" way to find fraud ; Lecture 23. Science: Mendel's too-good peas ; Lecture 24. Statistics everywhere.
Credits Producer, Alisha Reay ; academic content supervisor, Ann Waigand ; directors, Jon Leven, Sal Rodriguez ; camera operators, Alexis Doty, Jared Bourgeois, Jack Dierkin, Jim Allen ; editor, Alisha Reay.
Performer Lecturer: Michael Starbird, Professor of Mathematics and Distinguished Teaching Professor, The University of Texas at Austin.
Summary Who was the greatest baseball hitter of all time? How likely is it that a poll is correct? Is it smart to buy last year's highest-performing stock? These questions all involve the interpretation of statistics, and this film is an introduction to this subject. Explanations for terms such as mean, median, percentile, quartile, statistically significant, and bell curve, and scores of other statistical concepts are covered. The emphasis is on the role of statistics in daily life, giving a broad overview of how statistical tools are employed in risk assessment, college admissions, drug testing, fraud investigation, and other applications.
System Details DVD.
Subject Statistics.
Mathematical statistics.
Statistics -- Study and teaching.
Distribution (Probability theory)
Sampling (Statistics)
Confidence intervals.
Statistical hypothesis testing.
Experimental design.
Statistics -- Methodology.
Genre/Form Educational films.
Added Author Reay, Alisha.
Leven, Jon.
Rodriguez, Sal.
Teaching Company.
Added Title Statistics made clear
ISBN 1598031465 (set)
9781598031461 (set)
Music No. 1487 Teaching Company
PD1487 Teaching Company (set)
PD1487-01 Teaching Company
PD1487-02 Teaching Company

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