Probability is the "language" used by statisticians to describe the proportion of time that a random event will occur. The language of probability is at the center of statistical inference. Thus, at least a basic understanding of probability is critical to understanding inferential statistical methods. This module provides a very brief introduction to probability.

After completing this module, you should be able to ...

  1. Identify the two major assumptions for computing basic probabilities.
  2. Calculate basic probabilities in discrete item cases.
  3. Calculate basic probabilities for continuous variables that follow a normal distribution.

Preparation for Class

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