Statistics and Zen
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Statistics and Zen

Pre-Statistics for the New Statistics Student
4.8 (34 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
463 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2015
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Ace their first test in beginning statistics
  • Achieve a level of confidence and competence in beginning statistics thought impossible
  • Use breathing and relaxation methods to improve memory in statistics or any other course of study
  • Confidently employ basic math functions in statistics
  • Comprehend basic statistical notation and symbols
  • Compute Mean, Median, Mode of any distribution of scores
  • See why the Bell Curve is so important to the foundation of statistics
  • Produce an accurate Frequency Distribution Table
  • Perform math operations to obtain the Sum of Squares, Variance, and Standard Deviation of any group of scores
  • Lose all anxiety and mathophobia about taking statistics
  • Acquire a Certificate of Completion in Pre-Statistics Preparation and Proof for Continuing Education Credits
  • Acquire at the end of the course a "Crib Sheet" that encapsulates all they symbols, notations and basic functions in the course.
  • Plenty of quizzes to help you do learning checks and remember better.
  • You need to know how to add, divide, multiply and divide simple numbers
  • You need to be willing to use a breathing and relaxation technique in your learning
  • You will need paper and pencil and a computer and, of course, online service

STATISTICS & ZEN is a "pre-statistics" course. This is a brief, clear and succinct course for four possible audiences. NOTE: This is a unique course in that it has built in techniques to reduce anxiety and to enable exponential retention of what is learned. If you are willing to learn statistics in a new way - using breathing, focusing and relaxation exercises - this course is for you.

1) Preparation for anyone getting ready to take their first statistics course;

2) Those anxious - from nervous to downright terrified - about taking statistics course;

3) A refresher course for those who have been away from statistics a long time; and,

4) The novice in statistics going into a business (or a business meeting) where "stat speak" is going to happen and you don't want to look like an idiot.

The course is taught with videos, Powerpoint slides with narrations, and audio files, but more importantly, breathing and relaxing techniques are included to lower fear and confusion and to speed up retention of the material.

  • You will learn basic symbols and notation used in statistics.
  • You will learn basic math operations.
  • You will know how and why tests of significance are needed.
  • You will know what functions to use for samples vs. populations
  • You will understand central tendencies of mean, median and mode and know how to compute them.
  • You will understand the Bell Curve and what it means.
  • You will know how to derive percentiles.
  • You will know how to do standard deviations for samples and populations.
  • You will know basic math operations in statistics.
  • If you are taking an intro statistics course you WILL ACE YOUR FIRST TEST (and, more than likely the second one as well) without studying.
  • At the end of the course, a 3 page Crib Sheet is included that encapsulates the course.
Who this course is for:
  • This course is for students anxious or phobic about statistics
  • This course is a statistics prep course for those who know little to nothing about statistics
  • This is a refresher course for those who have forgotten basic statistical functions and operations
  • This course is for pre-statistics students who are willing to learn in a unique fashion
  • This is for people who have started a statistics course and are LOST.
Course content
Expand all 36 lectures 01:29:12
2 lectures 01:54

Opening logo

Preview 00:12

Welcome video from Dr. Anthony Dallmann-Jones, author of LIVING A STRESS FREE LIFE and "Dr. Sress" on K107.1 call in radio.

Preview 01:42
+ Beginning Material for Statistics & Zen
2 lectures 03:09

This is both the Table of Contents and a list of what you will be able to do after taking this course.

Preview 01:50

Dr. Dallmann-Jones explains why the course is titled Statistics & Zen.

Preview 01:19
8 lectures 25:02

This emphasizes the importance of relaxing while learning. Fear and life-enhancing learning contradict one another.

Preview 01:40

Careful instruction AND practice in doing Conscious Connected Breathing - an empowering and rapid system for aiding in remembering what you have learned.

NOTE: There is a lot more information on this...if you are the end of the course.

Preview 02:47

You will learn, in general, what statistics is all about. Statistics is focused on either populations or samples. There are different symbols AND functions for each.

Preview 02:29

The first terms about Populations and Samples are parameters and statistic. [Not statisticS...statistic. Learn the difference.]

Example of Parameter vs Statistic and Sampling

Short quiz on Population vs. Sample

QQQ on Population vs. Sample

A very short quiz to cement the differences between Population and Sample.

Population vs. Sample
4 questions

You will learn about the use of capital letters and lower case letters to represent, respectively, Populations and Samples.

X and N

Learning Differentiation between Population vs. Sample

More on Population vs. Sample
4 questions

Both a break from learning but also practicing CCB at the same time. It is VERY important to do CCB until you remember to use it when it will help you.

CCB Break

Here you will learn about the use of Greek symbols, how to recognize them, and do your first mathematical function: Figuring the average while learning the formula lingo.

This is a LONG lesson, so pause it as you need to - just pause the lesson and relax AND breathe (CCB, of course!) - then, when ready, start the lesson again. There is no need to hurry!


Quiz to help you remember important concepts from the first mathematical function in Statistics.

Greek Symbols and the Mean
8 questions
+ Sum of Squares Operation
2 lectures 11:32

Now YOU will do your own Sum of Squares formulations

How to Do SS

Essential to doing anything significant as well as meaningful with scores you must know how to Sum the Squares.

Sum of Squares
+ Degrees of Freedom
1 lecture 05:11

Doing Sum of Squares in Samples is Different - You must comprehend Degrees of Freedom.

Degrees of Freedom in Samples
+ Central Tendencies
3 lectures 05:11

The core concept of Statistics is the 'Average'.

STATS and "Average"

Central Tendencies is, once again, looking at the middle/average scores and learning how to do them.

Central Tendencies

Using Mrs. Samir's Class to Illustrate Mean, Median & Mode

Mrs. Samir's Class
+ Frequency Distributions
4 lectures 12:05

What IS the "Bell Curve"?

Mrs. Samir's Class and the Bell Curve

Building a Frequency Distribution Table

Frequency Distribution => mu

Learning How to Derive Cumulative Frequency (cf) and Percentiles (c%)

Frequency Distribution => cf => c%

Using a Frequency of Distribution Table to Figure Percentiles

Frequency Distribution =>cf=>c% - Part II
+ Overcoming Math Phobia
1 lecture 02:50

Learn to Utilize CCB to Combat Math Phobias

Math Phobia
+ PEMSA - Math Operations Order (MOO)
7 lectures 11:43

Understanding the Order of Math Operations

8 questions

Using Actual Formulas

Math Operation to Learn Symbols

Doing a Problem to Learn Your Operations and Symbols


Solving a Problem Using Everything You Have Learned!


How much do you remember? This is a spot check, so do not feel badly if you miss one or two. Just breathe (CCB) and go back and review. It will come back to you quickly. Do not print out the Crib Sheet until you complete the quiz - that would be cheating! 8-D

Final Quiz
12 questions

What kind of instructor would I be if I did not say Farewell AND ask you to encourage others to take this course.

Farewell and Credits
+ Extra Material for Statistics & Zen
6 lectures 06:35

STATISTICS CRIB SHEETS available in .doc or .pdf

located below!

Info on Instructor - Moved from up top in order to start the course faster...

You can download and fill in the Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion in Statistics Preparation
1 page

A 3 page document that encapsulates all the basic elementary statistics notations, operations, symbols, and functions.

Statistics Crib Sheet
3 pages
STATS and CCB - Additional Info on Statistics, Zen and Breathing

This is a little fun extra added attraction...your instructor fumbling it up pretty badly. It is R rated!

Dr. DJ Out take - WARNING! Funny but 'R' rated
Bonus Lecture!