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  • 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


Simple Statistics: A Course Book for the Social Sciences Paperback 13 Jan 1983 by Frances Clegg – its available on Amazon
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.



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