You should be reasonably familiar with the topics below from your undergraduate statistics course.  We will review some of this material in class.  Review your undergraduate textbook and notes to brush up on other topics, or sit in on an undergraduate course if you need to.


            Frequency distributions and their moments

                        Derivation of the computational formula for the variance


            z-scores and the standard normal distribution


Correlation and regression (e.g., Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient; fitting a straight line to data)




            Sampling distributions

                        Population, sampling, and sample distributions

                        Sampling distribution of the mean

                        Estimating the moments of population and sampling distributions from sample statistics


            One-sample t statistic

                        One-sample statistics


            t for independent means


            t for correlated means


            Non-parametric statistics