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Statistical Thinking: An Introduction

Course ID ST01LF
Format Web-based

Anyone operating in a decision-making environment.

Statistics consists of information, exercises, and knowledge quizzes geared towards more advanced problem solving. This course will provide a review and introduction of basic statistical methods. For the examples, this course will utilize the Microsoft's Excel 'Analysis ToolPack' Add-In. Any statistical software can be used for the analysis.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0.6
  • Length: 6 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 0.6
  • Provider: LearnFirm
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn measures of central tendency and variation
  • Understand the relationship between a sample and its population
  • Describe the properties of the Normal Distribution and the Central Limit Theorem
  • Use and describe Confidence Intervals to characterize a group average
  • Understand risks in decision-making (Type I and Type II error)
  • Know how to execute and interpret some commonly-used statistical tests for the average (or group of averages)
  1. Introduction to Statistical Thinking
    1. Sampling and Statistical Inference
    2. Ways to Characterize Data
    3. Discrete or Continuous Data Review
    4. Central Tendency
    5. Variation
  2. Normal Distribution
    1. The Histogram and Properties of the Normal Distribution
    2. Understanding Probabilities and the Normal Distribution
    3. t-Distribution
  3. Central Limit Theorem and Confidence Intervals
    1. Central Limit Theorem Defined
    2. Normal Distribution and the Central Limit Theorem
    3. Standard Errors
    4. Confidence Intervals Defined
    5. Estimate the Error
    6. Constructing Confidence Intervals
    7. Confidence Intervals
  4. Hypothesis Testing
    1. What is Hypothesis Testing?
    2. Null Hypothesis vs. Alternative Hypothesis
    3. Z Tables, p-Values, and Critical Values
    4. Hypothesis Testing – Type I and Type II Errors
    5. Hypothesis Testing – One Tail vs. Two Tail
  5. Comparing One or Two Group Averages
    1. One Sample t-Test
    2. Two Sample t-Test
    3. Paired t-Test
    4. Comparing More than Two Group Averages
    5. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
System Requirements
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Registration Email

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Technical Requirements

  • Computer – PC or Macintosh
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later
  • Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 7 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • For instructor-led virtual WebEx courses, a speakerphone or telephone headset in a designated room or space with no distractions (preferred)

NOTE: Refer to product description for any additional system requirements.

WebEx – Virtual Course: Advance Preparation and Student Information

Join a Test Session

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Cancellation Policy
ASQ reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, ASQ is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.
  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.
    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 5 business days before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer.
    • Requests received within 5 business days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to another ASQ course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Web-based

Internet-based, self-paced training modules, which may involve combinations of text, visuals, audio, interactive simulations and quizzes (see specific courses for features and tools).  These web-based courses require a computer and Internet access.

ST01LF Self-Paced English 365 Days List: $359 Member: $329



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