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Evaluate reports based on data by considering the source of the data, the design of the study, the way the data are analyzed and displayed, and whether the report confuses correlation with causation. Distinguish between correlation and causation.
Understand the meaning of measurement data and categorical data, of univariate and bivariate data, and of the term variable.
Understand the central limit theorem and use it to solve problems.
Compute and use mean, median, mode, weighted mean, geometric mean, harmonic mean, range, quartiles, variance, and standard deviation. Use tables and technology to estimate areas under the normal curve. Fit a data set to a normal distribution and estimate population percentages. Recognize that there are data sets not normally distributed for which such procedures are inappropriate.
Understand statistics and use sampling distributions as a process for making inferences about population parameters based on a random sample from that population.