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Statistics and Zen

Pre-Statistics for the New Statistics Student
4.1 (23 ratings)
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Last updated 9/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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.
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  • 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 is the target audience?
  • 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
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!
About the Instructor
Dr. Anthony Dallmann-Jones
4.2 Average rating
79 Reviews
2,868 Students
4 Courses
Author, Teacher, Counselor & Friend with a flashlight.

Mission: To lighten, enlighten and transform

Goal: Offer help and hope and add more genuine joy to the world.

What you will gain from my courses:

Clear instruction - no baloney - on how to:

Cut your stress in half (at least)

Discover and use your source of power

Stop others from bending you to their will

Solve problems that have stumped you

Encouragement and direction for finding the real you

Definitive guidance on achieving your goals

Clarity about your purpose on this planet

Gain or regain your self-esteem

Achieve your desired weight, wealth and companions

As a counselor, radio personality and professor I have helped thousands find their purpose, liberate their potential from overstressing, and have healthier, happier and more prosperous lives. I know what I am talking about.*

Guaranteed - your money back if not satisfied!

See my Udemy Courses to transform your life. Isn't it about time?

*I lived in a penthouse on Marco Island for three years before deciding to buy a 4 story house with an elevator across from a Gulf of Mexico beach. Then we decided to sell that and this past Spring we bought a place ON the Gulf shore.

I also own a home in the country on a river in Wisconsin.

I have a beautiful wife. My houses are paid for. My cars are paid for. I have no loans. I pay off VISA and MC the day I get the bills. I now spend my time coaching others and developing courses on Udemy.

I have taught this course to over 1,000 people paying over $200 for it. I have coached Fortune 100 and 500 CEOs and mid-managers, high-security defense contractors, the United States Marines (no kidding!), models, actors, musicians, prisoners, veterans, addicts, graduate students and regular citizens just like you and me.

Why do I bother? It isn't money! It is simply because of a character flaw and a pet peeve:

Flaw: It hurts to see others suffer or live in restriction when I know there is help.

Pet Peeve: I cannot bear watching great human potential go down the drain.

I have published 13 books now, but three are my favorites: Living a Stress Free Life - which sold out twice in the 20 major US airports; Shadow Children - about at-risk kids growing into adults - thousands of these sold to colleges and universities; and, Primary Domino Thinking - a book on personal development and problem-solving that came out of my counseling practice after I realized that life is mostly making decisions and few, if any, clients had decent tools to make key decisions effectively. Making poor decisions, or letting other make decisions for you, often lead to a lot of pain in this world.

One of my favorite gigs was a five year stint on a call-in Monday morning radio show: "K107.1 Arrive Alive Mondays!" The DJs there at the station called me "Dr. Stress" which they started broadcasting before I got to the station - thinking it funny to say, "Dr. Stress is in the House" upon arrival, and "Dr. Stress has left the building!" at the end of the show. I asked them, "If you were a doctor how would you like to be called, 'Dr. Sick'?" I had to outlast three generations of DJs before I got them to change the name to "Dr. Zest" - at least a more positive name if they had to have their catchy names for the sake of radio. Getting up at 5AM was no fun, but being on the air and taking phone calls, with the crazy DJs about stress was just a blast.

I have taught online for about ten years and love it. I like to convey meaningful, life-transforming, powerful information to put people in the driver's seat of their lives. It's a dream: I am making it happen.

I plan on doing a series of online courses on stress management because I know it gets at the core of life's issues and problems that cause pain in people, and by solving those issues it creates not only relief but joy in many cases. And my philosophy is that we were born to have a good time.

In my psychotherapy practice I also did industrial consulting for large corporations. and, as I mentioned, I flew several times out to Oceanside, California, and taught stress management to the Marines at Camp Pendleton. On my brochure I stated: "If I can teach stress management to the Marines I can teach it to anyone!"

Somehow I gained a reputation in defense and high pressure situations and also did stress management workshops with top-security defense contractors in California, Dayton, and Indianapolis. I was also stress consultant for Headquarters of Charter Communications (formerly known as STAR CABLE), and models, musicians and a Fortune 100 executive that I cannot disclose.