Video Series: The High Stakes World of Statistics

There is a videotape series called "The High Stakes World of Statistics" that can help with the concepts in this course. The series is produced by The Standard Deviants and is ©1998 Cerebellum Corporation.

The series presents statistics in an entertaining, high energy, simple to understand method that will supplement and in some cases replace the instructor's lecture. The videotape series will be on reserve in the LRC under the instructor's name.

Realize that at certain times, the content on the video is wrong. The instructor's comments should supersede anything the video says.

Helpful Cards

The Standard Deviants website has copies of some resources available. These include outlines of the material on the tapes and formula cards. You may download these cards from their website. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the cards. As a warning, some of the formula cards don't display or print properly. This is okay as you have a pull-out formula sheet in your textbook and we won't be using formulas much anyway in this course.

Content Breakdown

The videos cover the material in roughly the same order we will cover it in class. Here is a guide to help you find the appropriate material for the chapter we're covering.

Chapter Tape
Material Covered
(tied to outline from website)
1 1 0:00 39:30 I. Statistical Problems: What is statistics?, Statistical Problems;
II. Organizing, Summarizing, and Displaying Data: Graphical Methods
2 1 39:30 1:16:00 II. Organizing, Summarizing, and Displaying Data: Numerical Methods
3 2 0:00 28:55 I. Probability - The Chance Something Will Happen: Experiments & Events, Probability of an Event
4 2 28:55 1:06:00 II. Distributions: Random Variables, Probability Distributions for Discrete Random Variables
5 3 0:00 21:30 I. Probability Distributions for Continuous Random Variables: Normal Probability Distribution, Uniform Distribution
6 3 21:30 45:20 II. Sampling Distributions & Sampling: Sampling Distributions, Large Samples (estimators and confidence intervals)
7 3 45:20 1:19:00 II. Sampling Distributions & Sampling: Large Samples (Hypothesis Testing), Small Samples

Starting and ending times are approximate.