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Lecture 1

PSYC 202 Lecture 1: STATS 202 (week1)

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PSYC 202
Ronald R Holden

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September 13 2017 WEEK 1 What is statistics? An approach and a set of tools that allows us to explore our data, design our experiments and take the info we have at hand and use it to answer info we have a t hand David and Lewis 2012, science o statistics is the science of learning form data, and of measuring, controlling and communicating uncertainty; and it thereby provides the navigation essential for controlling the course of scientific and societal advances look field like psychology, sociology, engineering, biology that all apply the use of stats when talking about data we talking about info that is available for a wide variety of fields, issues and trying to solve a wide variety of problems stats are used to extract info from Data or the strength of the data using data on spending habit of consumers to target their consumers for key times that people tend to spend money and send out promotion, coupons and advertisements to best access their consumers ie) women spend most amount of money in the second trimester of pregnancy, target pregnant women with pamphlets, sales and sending things to women based on the observed data their retrieve Megabyte (ant) gigabyte (person) terabyte (bridge) petabyte (data size of new Zealand) Exabyte (data the size of the sun) we deal with many Exabytes of Data in the world today all businesses are recording information on our spending, frequent places we visit, social media we use because they want to know what we like and sue to cater info and resources to us data is flowing through the internet where it is uploaded, watched and read there are also devices everywhere that is constantly uploading data ex) wire cows that monitor their internal body functions anything that exceeds data on its own as of 2017 over 8000 Exabytes of data used per year What is this course about? Learning how to work data o Summarize it and answer questions with it Learning how to use stats to answer scientific questions Learning how to critically interpret stats o Research articles, in the professional work place, public health Concepts and practical experience o Work with data, explore relations going on with data and design studies with this data
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