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Introduction to Statistics 2 AP: Working with Bivariate Data



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Introduction to Statistics 2 AP: Working with Bivariate Data

taught by Dave Bock

Aim of Course:

To provide an easy introduction to inference for two variables through a series of practical applications. Once you have completed this course you will be able to correctly analyze studies with paired data, and test hypotheses regarding a simple regression, a comparison of proportions or two means, or a contingency table with count data.


Note: This is the second of a two course sequence, part one being Introduction to Statistics 1-AP: Inference for a Single Variable.

Course Program:

WEEK 1: Comparing two groups

  • Comparing two proportions
  • Comparing two means
  • Pairing and blocking


  • Inference for categorical data (chi-squared)
  • Correlation
  • Regression


  • Regression diagnostics
  • Transforming data
  • Inference for regression


Homework in this course consists of short answer questions to test concepts and guided data analysis problems using software.

In addition to assigned readings, this course also has an exam, and supplemental readings available online

Introduction to Statistics 2 AP: Working with Bivariate Data


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Course Fee: $449

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Introduction to Statistics 2 AP: Working with Bivariate Data

taught by Dave Bock

Who Should Take This Course:

Anyone who teaches statistics - especially AP statistics. This course is also suitable for anyone who wants an introductory course in statistics.



These are listed for your benefit so you can determine for yourself, whether you have the needed background, whether from taking the listed courses, or by other experience.
Introdution to Statistics 1 AP
Organization of the Course:

This course takes place online at the Institute for 4 weeks. During each course week, you participate at times of your own choosing - there are no set times when you must be online. Course participants will be given access to a private discussion board. In class discussions led by the instructor, you can post questions, seek clarification, and interact with your fellow students and the instructor.

At the beginning of each week, you receive the relevant material, in addition to answers to exercises from the previous session. During the week, you are expected to go over the course materials, work through exercises, and submit answers. Discussion among participants is encouraged. The instructor will provide answers and comments, and at the end of the week, you will receive individual feedback on your homework answers.

Time Requirement: about 15 hours per week, at times of  your choosing.

Students come to the Institute for a variety of reasons. As you begin the course, you will be asked to specify your category:
  1. You may be interested only in learning the material presented, and not be concerned with grades or a record of completion.
  2. You may be enrolled in PASS (Programs in Analytics and Statistical Studies) that requires demonstration of proficiency in the subject, in which case your work will be assessed for a grade.
  3. You may require a "Record of Course Completion," along with professional development credit in the form of Continuing Education Units (CEU's).  For those successfully completing the course, 5.0 CEU's and a record of course completion will be issued by The Institute, upon request.

Course Text:

The course text for the summer sessions is Bock, Velleman and De Veaux, Stats: Modeling the World, 4th edition, with MyStatLab. This text is among the top choices for AP statistics. (Note: If you are a statistics instructor contemplating teaching with this book, you may wish to view the instructor's resources, which you can find using the above link).

Addison Wesley/Pearson offers a 15% discount on this book (and all other statistics titles): enter the code STATSMPS in the Promotion Code field when prompted during checkout and click the Apply Discount button. The 15% off discount will work for customers coming from anywhere in the world, except Canada. The free shipping only applies to orders shipping within the US. Questions about US orders use this phone number (800-947-7700) to contact Pearson.

Special note for Canadian customers: If you are located in Canada, you will need to make your order on the myPearsonStore.ca site, which does not have the ability to offer discount codes. Try calling your regional Pearson representative. The US website will not let you choose "Canada" as a ship-to country.




Those contemplating teaching AP statistics (or any high school statistics course) will probably want to use a graphing calculator. The textbook integrates instruction in using the TI-83 family of graphing calculators as well as the statistical software program Data Desk, and provides brief tips on using SPSS, JMP, Minitab and the TI-89 graphing calculator.

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