Beyond Advanced Placement Statistics

The Advanced Placement Statistics curriculum covers most of the topics that you would find in a typical Introductory Statistics textbook. But it doesn't cover everything.

This tutorial fills in some of the gaps. It is designed for students who have completed the Advanced Placement Statistics tutorial.

About the Tutorial

This tutorial covers topics from Introductory Statistics that are missing from the AP Statistics curriculum, such as:

  • Probability basics. The statistician's knowledge base should include familiarity with sets and subsets, combinations and permutations, and Bayes' theorem.
  • Small samples. When the sample size is small, how can you define a confidence interval for a proportion? How can you test a hypothesis?
  • Distributions. Many introductory texts cover the following probability distributions: hypergeometric, multinomial, poisson, and f-distribution.
  • Statistical power. This tutorial explains how to compute the statistical power of a hypothesis test.

How to Use This Tutorial

Individual lessons are accessible through the table of contents, which can be found in the vertical column on the left side of the page. You should work through lessons in the order in which they appear; because some lessons build on previous lessons.

Individual lessons are accessible through the table of contents, which can be accessed by tapping the "Beyond AP Statistics" button at the top of the page. You should work through lessons in the order in which they appear; because some lessons build on previous lessons.

Additional Helpful Resources

As you progress through the tutorial, take advantage of the following helpful resources.

  • Analytical tools. Stat Trek provides a variety of analytical tools - on-line statistical tables and probability calulators - to take the drudgery out of statistical computations. The tutorial will alert you to these tools, all of which are free.
  • Sample problems. Most of the lessons include sample problems. The sample problems test your knowledge. They also illustrate shortcuts and solutions to common statistics problems.
  • On-line help. Stat Trek's online Statistics Dictionary takes the mystery out of statistical jargon. If any term or concept is unclear, visit the dictionary for additional explanation.

Note: The dictionary can be accessed by clicking the Help tab in the main menu (located at the top of this web page).