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Course SummaryGet ready for the TECEP Principles of Statistics exam in less than two weeks with this effective test preparation course. The course includes video lessons and self-assessment quizzes that cover everything you need to prepare for this credit-granting exam.
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About This Course
You can prepare for the TECEP Principles of Statistics exam in as little as two weeks with this affordable and convenient test prep course. This self-paced course is the quickest way to study for the exam and earn 3 college credits that are accepted by Thomas Edison State University (TESU).
This course covers essential statistics topics that are typically taught in an introductory statistics curriculum, including measurement, distribution, correlation and regression. Our simple and engaging video lessons are easy to understand and help you quickly learn and remember important statistics concepts.
Syllabus & Course Information
After working through this course, you have completed the following objectives, all of which are closely aligned with the concepts you'll be tested on with the TECEP Principles of Statistics exam. The course includes a final multiple-choice exam that will help you make sure you're ready to take the TECEP test.
- Learn to identify the differences between inferential and descriptive statistics and populations and parameters
- Explore various data types and levels of measurement alongside methods for selecting experiment models
- Get tips for recognizing biased or misleading uses of statistics
- Find out how to calculate mean, median and mode and describe the shape of a data set
- Study procedures for finding maximums, minimums, outliers and percentiles
- Identify standard deviations and shifts in the mean as well as methods for ordering and ranking data
- Discover joint, marginal and conditional frequencies and identify the differences between bivariate and univariate data
- Determine how to interpret stem and leaf displays, histograms and frequency polygons as well as dot and box plots, bar graphs, pie charts and two-way tables
- Use data to make predictions and calculate percent increase
- Understand basic set theory and classical approaches to probability
- Learn how to find the probability of simple, compound and complementary events as well as independent and dependent events
- Observe how simple conditional probabilities can be applied to real-world scenarios
- Practice graphing and interpreting discrete probability distributions used to find expected values
- Examine binomial probabilities and learn to recognize properties of normal and binomial distributions
- Learn to graph continuous probability distributions and find their expected values
- Explore the uses of these distributions to estimate area and population percentages
- Explore simple, stratified, cluster and systematic random samples
- Study the law of large numbers and discuss the central limit theorem, sampling distributions and sample means
- Identify the relationships between confidence intervals, sample size and sample means
- Examine properties of the t-distribution and learn the differences between biased and unbiased estimators and point and interval estimation
- Follow steps in hypothesis testing for small and large independent samples, matched pairs and proportions
- Understand the differences between type I and type II errors
- Learn how to create and interpret scatterplots, solve problems using linear regression and analyze residuals
- Practice finding the correlation coefficient and the coefficient of determination
- Distinguish between correlation and causation and find out how to transform nonlinear data
This is an introductory course and there are no prerequisites. You can start learning right away even if you haven't taken statistics before!
This test prep course has 12 chapters, each containing 3-8 lessons. There are 74 lessons in total and each lesson is about 5-10 minutes in length. You can test your understanding of each lesson by taking the accompanying multiple-choice self-assessment quiz. You can also supplement your study with printable lesson transcripts and chapter exams. Your progress can be easily tracked as you work your way through the course on the dashboard, and, if you're ever confused or stuck, you can reach out to our subject-matter experts to ask questions. Once you've completed the course, take the final exam to make sure you're ready for the TECEP Principles of Statistics test.
TECEP Principles of Statistics Exam Information
The TECEP Principles of Statistics exam is equal to a typical one-semester college statistics course. At TESU, this exam satisfies a general education requirement for math.
- Number of Questions: 100 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 120 minutes
- Number of Credits: 3 credits
- Exam Cost: $111 for enrolled students of Thomas Edison State University; $150 for non-TESU students
TECEP Principles of Statistics Exam Breakdown
|TECEP Exam Concept||Percent of the TECEP Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Measurement||5%||5 questions||7 lessons|
|Summarizing Data||15%||15 questions||9 lessons|
|Central Tendency & Variability||15%||15 questions||6 lessons|
|Probability Distribution||5%||5 questions||8 lessons|
|Correlation||5%||5 questions||4 lessons|
|Regression & Prediction||5%||5 questions||3 lessons|
|Population, Samples & Probability||10%||10 questions||18 lessons|
|Hypothesis Testing & Estimation||15%||15 questions||10 lessons|
|T-Tests||10%||10 questions||4 lessons|
|ANOVA||10%||10 questions||2 lessons|
|Chi-Square Test||5%||5 questions||3 lessons|
Earn TECEP Credit
This particular TECEP exam can lead to 3 transferable college credits, which helps students graduate faster and drastically reduce the cost of their degrees. The exam is available to students of Thomas Edison State University, as well as students enrolled in other colleges and universities. Students who are not enrolled at TESU are advised to see if their institution accepts TECEP credit. Students can sign up and prepare for this exam at any time during a 12-week term, which offers an affordable and flexible alternative to earning college credit.
Study Schedule for the TECEP Principles of Statistics Exam
This course contains around 7 hours of instruction. You can study whenever is convenient for you and follow the time table below to figure out when you can schedule your exam.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 2 days a week||Just over 2 days|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||Just over 1 week|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||Just over 2 weeks|
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