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Probability is the “machinery” that allows us to draw conclusions about the population based on the data collected in the sample.

Little Handbook – Probability

Published: Feb 16th, 2013

View the Reading (≈ 1000 words) From the online version of Little Handbook of Statistical Practice, this reading contains a discussion of probability. This document is linked from Summary (Unit 3A).

Learn by Doing – Conditional Probability and the General Multiplication Rule

Published: Jan 29th, 2013

An overheating engine can quickly cause serious damage to a car, and therefore a dashboard red warning light is supposed to come on if that happens. In a certain model […]

Did I Get This – The General Multiplication Rule

Published: Jan 29th, 2013

    This document is linked from Conditional Probability and Independence.

Learn by Doing – Tests for Independent Events

Learn by Doing – Tests for Independent Events

Published: Jan 29th, 2013

It is vital that a certain document reach its destination within one day. To maximize the chances of on-time delivery, two copies of the document are sent using two services, service […]

Interactive Applet – Conditional Probability

Published: Jan 28th, 2013

Now that we have introduced conditional probability concepts, try this interactive demonstration which uses Venn diagrams to illustrate the probabilities we have been discussing. You can choose which event to shade and […]

Did I Get This – Conditional Probability

Published: Jan 28th, 2013

Consider the piercing example, where the following two-way table is given, Recall also that M represents the event of being a male (“not M” represents being a female), and E […]

Learn by Doing – A Surprising Result using Probability Rule Six?

Published: Jan 27th, 2013

A fair coin is tossed 10 times. Which of the following two outcomes is more likely? (a) HHHHHHHHHH (b) HTTHHTHTTH This document is linked from Conditional Probability and Independence.

Learn by Doing – Extending Probability Rule Six

Published: Jan 27th, 2013

    This document is linked from Conditional Probability and Independence.

Did I Get This – Comparing P(A and B) to P(A or B)

Published: Jan 27th, 2013

    This document is linked from Conditional Probability and Independence.

Did I Get This – Probability Rule Six

Published: Jan 27th, 2013

    This document is linked from Conditional Probability and Independence.