Statistics - page 7

Anyone else taking statistics this semester? Classes started today and I'm already feeling overwhelmed!... Read More

  1. by   Plagueis
    I wish you all good luck on the statistics finals. Mine is tomorrow, but it's not cumulative, thank goodness. It's on hypothesis testing, correlation and regression. I keep thinking, "Only one more day." However, I do have to admit that I have found statistics easier than algebra.
  2. by   GoBear
    Did anybody take stats online? I signed up in August but dropped it (before the class even started) because I received a e-mail pretest...which I failed miserably LOL! But I'm enrolled again for spring '07 b/c I have to get it finished or I can't start my BSN program in June (if I get accepted).
  3. by   JaxiaKiley
    I took Stats online this semester, and I took Algebra online last Spring. I *loved* my Algebra class online, and got a lot out of it. The teacher used the technology resources, and it really helped me learn. However, my statistics teacher didn't take advantage of anything. Everything was just plain text files through email. It's a hard way to learn things. I know there are statistics classes out there that do use resources, so just ask around about the online classes at your school.

    Good luck!
  4. by   akspudus
    I just got my grades for the fall semester. I "earned" an A for Sadistics. I still have no idea how I earned that grade. After suffering through that class....I still know nothing about statistics...lol.

    Akspudus
  5. by   mbho
    hi...i took stat this semester...which is my first semester in college and it was ok...but i professor was terrible...he was constantly confused..and taught nothing...i could only teach myself math up to a certain extent...and i dont think i did that well in this class...im afraid the grade will jepordize my getting in the nursing program where u are suppose to get A's and B's not a C+...do they take it into consideration that i was a freshman...
  6. by   66busdriver
    If you have time, some colleges let you take classes over, and they will set the origional grade to Null. Its a good option I think, you learn so much more the second time.

    I found statistics to be very interesting. It can be used to prove or disprove any point depending on how creative the user is. By knowing statistics you can tell if somebody is being completely honest with their numbers. Just a thought.

    Congrats on teaching yourself though, you have to be proud of that even if you did earn a C+.

    Craig
  7. by   so_buggie
    I'm scared about this course. I hear it's really hard. I don't think this semester it will be too hard for me. I just need to study (which i'm getting better at). Do we need a graphing calculator?
  8. by   RN,BSN84
    Im taking this class in spring 2007 too. Im so nervous because im taking it online. and this will be my first online math course.:uhoh21: I will need alot of help!!
  9. by   DivaMomto3
    I'm taking statistics online this semester, as well! Our book comes with the My Math Lab software. Is anyone familiar with it?
  10. by   katonialynn
    I am taking a hybrid stats class this quarter and MyMath Lab is also with our book. I haven't used it yet but am planning to start with it tomorrow. Have you used the software at all yet?
  11. by   cjudesaenz
    I didnt think that stats was bad at all... I had an old professor and I can honestly say he taught me nothing... he was goofy. I basically read the book, learned the formulas and plug them in and solved. It is basically word problems... I took this class as a freshman with a whole bunch of senior. The professor pretty much kicked me and let me skip the final because I wasnt allowing for a greater curve for him to offer to the others... ha. Its not bad try it... and remember READ READ READ.... and do problems over and over...
  12. by   gfokkerRN
    taking statistics beginning this coming saturday and am a little nervous. i got the book a couple days ago and it might as well be written in japanese. should i be worried about this class if i haven't opened a math book in about 10yrs? i last took college algebra and finite math way back then, math is definitely NOT one of my favorite things. just wanted to see if any other math phobics felt this way and what the outcome was... plus, what type of calculator do i need to show up with on saturday? thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
  13. by   tofutti
    I'm only two weeks into my stats class, but it's not hard! Just know the order of operations: grouping, exponents, multiply & divide, add & subtract.

    I have a good base of high school algebra, that's all. I haven't had college algebra in 20 years and my stats teacher said don't bother to retake it for stats. You won't need it.

    And we can use ti-83 or ti-89 calculators. But ti-83's are simpler to use so I got one of those. Me like simple! The instructor shows us how to use them as we go.

    Your mileage may vary, but if the book is good, you can probably teach yourself.

    Go for it!
    Last edit by tofutti on Jan 16, '07

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