The Probability and Statistics Tutor is a 10 hour video course that teaches the student how to tackle probability and statistics through fully worked example problems.
Most students have problems with probability because almost every problem is a word problem. This requires the student to read the problem and truly comprehend exactly what is being asked before any solution can be attempted. In addition to this, the concepts in probability are usually completely foreign to the students as they begin class. The result is that students usually have an uneasy feeling when beginning to study probability. This DVD is guaranteed to improve your understanding is essential for any student taking Probability and Statistics at the high school or university level.
This DVD set is very comprehensive at 10 hours long so you can be assured that the topics are covered in detail. All topics are taught by fully worked example problems which helps the student improve problem solving skills immediately. This DVD set also serves as a reference as students work homework problems - offering practical advice every step of the way.
Section 1: Permutations
Section 2: Combinations
Section 3: Fundamentals of Probability
Section 4: Addition Rules of Probability
Section 5: Conditional Probability
Section 6: Bayes Theorem
Section 7: Mathematical Expectation
Section 8: Mean, Median, and Mode
Section 9: Standard Deviation and Variance
Section 10: Random Variables and Introduction to Probability Distributions
Section 11: The Binomial Probability Distribution
Section 12: Mean and Standard Deviation of the Binomial Distribution
Section 13: The Poisson Probability Distribution
Section 14: The Normal Probability Density
Summary: Invaluable resource for anyone in a Statistics course
This DVD is a great resource for those of us taking graduate level statistics. If you are not the best at statistics and would like a refresher on the fundamentals, then this is the DVD set for you. Jason does an awesome job of explaining the key concepts and goes through several example problems in each section. For the price, you really can't beat it as you can review a section over and over again until you get it.
One word of caution, don't purchase this if you are looking for advanced statistics and probability help. This DVD set does not cover hypothesis testing or point estimates, or linear regressions. According to the website for these DVDs, they are considering a release of an advanced Statistics DVD, but not time frame was given.
Summary: Exactly what I was looking for
I am studying for the Certified Quality Engineer exam, which is heavy on statistics. I am taking a refresher course to help but it assumes I already know this stuff. I was getting behind in class so I ordered this course along with a couple of others that weren't much help.
*THIS GUY IS A SPECTACULAR TEACHER*
He has obviously been teaching this stuff for a long time, knows which areas give people trouble, and spends extra time on those areas. Sure, if you already know how to average numbers, you don't need to see it done step by step again, but most of the material is new to me and I appreciate the way he hammers each point home. Plus, each DVD is split into sections, so you can skip the sections you already know and replay the ones you need more practice on. I highly recommend this.
Summary: Solid and effective, but very introductive
This product would deserve a 5-star if only it had just one more disk on correlations, regression, and hypothesis testing. Without that additional disk, it is a VERY GOOD AND NECESSARY product for beginners, but not as useful as it could be for people who want to start applying statistics in their work. What I mean is the following: probability is nice and pretty, and even necessary in sampling etc -- however, it is hardly sufficient, and the little space devoted to statistics here means that these DVDs are only a starting point to loads of additional study.
Having said that, the strengths of these DVDs are those of the usual Jason Gibson DVDs: solid stuff, enthusiastically presented, for enduring knowledge. Even if one happens to forget something, it is always a pleasure to go back and watch the relevant section. The presenter has a true gift for communicating concepts he is clear, he uses interesting examples, and he really puts himself in the student's seat to focus on questions and tricks that lead to true knowledge.
Summary: VERY GOOD!!
I have just completed Jason Gibson's "Probability and Statistics Tutor." I found it just GREAT!! Very good teaching and explanations. It really puts things into perspective for me. I can't wait until his "Advanced Probability and Statistics Tutor II" comes out later this year, and will keep out an eye for other classes he produces in the future. Stefan
Summary: Everything Jason Gibson touches turns to gold. I mean, "A's." Gold "A's."
I have several sets of his DVD's, and I've gotten EXTREMELY high marks in my college algebra courses. I had a 98%+ for the courses! I've not taken Prob & Stats yet, but I have no fear. I recommend his DVD's to all of my friends. His website has free clips, if you want to try before you buy.