Inferential Statistics Online Course: Series of 4 Sessions

DATE:        4 Classes, 1 hour each onThursdays, 25 February and 4, 11 and 18 March 2021
TIME:          7pm to 8pm

VENUE:      Zoom Meeting

This is a collaboration between Clare Education Centre, Limerick Education Centre and the Clare Limerick branch of the IMTA (Irish Maths Teachers Association).

Target audience: Teachers of Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths.


Class 1: Thursday, 25 February @ 7p.m.

  • Review of Mean / Standard Deviation / Normal Distribution
  • Standard Normal Distribution (Z-Distribution) / Z-Scores
  • Tables P36/37 - Probabilities for Standard Normal Distribution
  • Terminology – Sample /Population / Statistic / Parameter

Class 2: Thursday, 4 March @ 7p.m. 

  • The Central Limit Theorem and Distribution of Sample Means
  • Excel Simulation of Sample and Population mean for Normal Distribution
  • Calculating Z-Score for Distribution of Sample Means
  • Margin of Error / Confidence Interval for Mean / Level of Significance / P-Value
  • Exam Questions

Class 3: Thursday, 11 March @ 7p.m. 

  • Hypothesis Tests
  • Exam Questions

Class 4: Thursday, 18 March @ 7p.m. 

  • Sample and Population Proportion
  • Confidence Interval for Proportion / Level of Significance
  • Margin of Error Approximation
  • Exam Questions

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand normal distribution and standard normal distribution
  • Be able to calculate z-scores and use tables to work out associated probabilities
  • Be familiar with the language and terminology used in inferential statistics
  • Understand the significance of the central limit theorem
  • Understand how to work out confidence intervals for sample means
  • Understand how to work out confidence intervals for sample proportions
  • Understand hypothesis tests
  • Understand p-values and level of significance
  • Develop clear methods for answering the different types of exam question

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Course Properties

Course Date 25-02-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 18-03-2021 8:00 pm
Capacity 30
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Sean Murphy
Select Hours 4
Location Online