NASBA CPEs: 21|
Who Should Attend
Anyone whose work involves basic statistical calculations and analysis will benefit. This includes program and management analysts, budget analysts, other analysts, project managers, managers, supervisors, team leaders, administrative officers, contract workers, and grant recipients.
Statistics are mathematical tools that help you organize, analyze, and project new findings based on the data we routinely collect as a part of our daily work functions. An understanding of basic statistics will assist you in bringing accountability, clarity, and transparency to work reports. Mastering a basic application of statistics will also improve your analytical skills and make you more valuable to your organization.
Course Objectives and Agenda
- Gain a basic understanding of statistics and its applications.
- Differentiate the kinds of data (population, sample, discrete, continuous).
- Develop and describe measures of central tendency.
- Identify frequency distributions and calculate measures of dispersion and their significance.
- Discover the nature of randomness.
- Calculate permutations, combinations and probabilities.
- Apply calculated, acceptable guesses to work solutions.
I. What is statistics?
II. Frequency Distributions
III. Measures of Central Tendency
IV. Possibilities and Probabilities
V. Rules of Probability
VI. Probability Distributions
VII. The Normal Curve
VIII. Sampling and Sampling Distributions
a. Random sampling
b. Sample Mean and Standard Deviation
i. Grouped Data
ii. Ungrouped Data
c. Sampling concerns
i. Minimum sample size
ii. Bias and acceptable collection methods
d. Standard Score and the Normal Curve
e. Confidence Intervals
IX. Ordinal Ranking
a. Comparison Matrix
b. Forced Choices
c. Choice Prioritization
X. Moving Forward with Confidence