RLO: Probability associated with inferential statistics

Resources

Math Goodies: Introduction to Probability A nice, gentle and short introduction to probability, with a some interactive examples and a self-assessment exercise.
Wikipedia: Probability The definition of probability in the collaborative WWW encyclopedia, Wikipedia, with abundant links to further reading.
Figuring the odds A page of simple puzzles related to probability and odds, with solutions and workings-out.
Interactive Mathematics: Probability A nice collection of mind-teasers, some interactive, related to probability, such as the Lost Boarding Pass (which will have you banging your forehead when you see the answer) and Coincidences.

Glossary

• probability: the chance of a particular event occurring
• inferential statistics: refers to calculations used to see if there is a difference or a similarity between different sets of data
• type 1 error: this occurs when a difference is found when one should not exist
• type 2 error: this occurs when no difference is found when one should exist