| Kevin Hogan
| Allen Olson
Both The Cartoon Guide to Statistics and Understanding Scientific Reasoning take us into the idea of hypothesis testing this week. How do you justify accepting or rejecting hypotheses when you have only statistical data? The answer is fairly simple, and it is based on the confidence intervals we have already discussed. We will also look at the drawings we made on the first day of class showing scientists doing science.
CGS = Cartoon
Guide to Statistics by Larry Gonick and
Before coming to class, you should have completed the following readings:
CGS: Chapter 8
In addition, you should have completed the following exercises:
In week 7, we will have another guest lecture about Islamic science. We will continue to look at hypothesis testing and issues concerning correlation and causation.