Distribution of Means

Video: Central Limit Theorem and Distributions of Sample Means

This video (7:34) explains the central limit theorem, where distributions of means of samples come from, and how those distributions are normally distributed from StatQuest with Josh Starmer. Bam. Before watching, students should have a good understanding of the normal distribution. You can find the StatQuest website here.

Online Activity: Simulation of Sampling Distributions

This Java applet (created by Dr. David Lane) estimates and plots the sampling distributions of various statistics based upon the user’s specified population distribution, sample size, and statistic. The simulation and its associated questions can be used as either homework assignment or as an in-class activity for those classes with access to computers with Internet …

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