The Prepared Practitioner

Colburn, Alan
December 2009
Science Teacher;Dec2009, Vol. 76 Issue 9, p10
Academic Journal
The article discusses the important role played by the Central Limit Theorem in enhancing scientific literacy through statistics. An example is presented which illustrates how the Central Limit Theorem serves as the basis for almost all familiar statistical procedures. The article also discusses the ability of statistics to accurately describe groups regardless of the size of the population.


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