09252013, 01:57 AM



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ill admit im doing poorly in my math class at the 4 year university i transfered to, due to not feeling it. i went from loving math, calculus to feeling this stat class should be a "business math" type class taught at businesses or finance majors.
ive been doing so poor that i nearely gave up and was going to take an F, but i decided its not worth it and aim for a low C at best. its not so hard, but confusing and dont find it fun like calculus or trig, or discrete math.

09252013, 02:20 AM



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ill admit im doing poorly in my math class at the 4 year university i transfered to, due to not feeling it. i went from loving math, calculus to feeling this stat class should be a "business math" type class taught at businesses or finance majors.
ive been doing so poor that i nearely gave up and was going to take an F, but i decided its not worth it and aim for a low C at best. its not so hard, but confusing and dont find it fun like calculus or trig, or discrete math.

From what I remember it required more memorization. I also found statistics more difficult than Calculus. I remember studying for one test and feeling extremely confused. I don't even remember how I did on that test, I just remember the stress I felt that day.
All I can suggest is that you study for those tests.

09252013, 02:23 AM



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The statistics class you are taking is not a real statistics class. It's a statistics application class. It teaches you how to use statistics rather than the math behind it.
Statistics, itself, is based on Calculus. The formulas you're using in your statistics application classes are derived via calculus.

09252013, 06:27 AM



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It sure seemed like math to me.

09252013, 07:33 AM



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Quote:
Originally Posted by BarqCider
ill admit im doing poorly in my math class at the 4 year university i transfered to, due to not feeling it. i went from loving math, calculus to feeling this stat class should be a "business math" type class taught at businesses or finance majors.
ive been doing so poor that i nearely gave up and was going to take an F, but i decided its not worth it and aim for a low C at best. its not so hard, but confusing and dont find it fun like calculus or trig, or discrete math.

I had to take classes I didn't love, but, still learned a lot. I didn't like statistics, but managed to eke out an A. I don't think I gained any benefit from the experience, other than help my gpa.

09252013, 07:54 AM



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Statistics was interesting. As I recall, they had different classes for different majors. I had to take the statistics class that was required for math and engineering majors. It was definitely a math class, and with the worst teacher I've ever had it was more difficult than multivariable calculus. My business major friends took a different statistics course, which was apparently much easier and was specifically disallowed in my curriculum. This may be the application vs. math topic NJBest is referring to above. I later took an MBA program statistics class that used Excel, and I think for most people the concepts are important but the math isn't.

09252013, 07:59 AM



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Statistics was invented to explode the head of people like me.
The true definition of Hell, would be having to sit at a desk, and read a book about Statistical Analysis and Interpretation, and take a test each Friday.
I have taken several classes on statistics...the words are too big for me to understand. Then, they stick mathematical equations in there too...I was taking a test one time, and felt like a coyote in a trap, I wanted to gnaw my leg off to get out. Death would have been a welcome relief, as I was alternatively suicidal, and homocidal. Not sure which, because the entire thing was creating a chain saw buzz in my head.
Survived it. Would rather walk over hot coals than do it again...
Great irony of life though, I now have to pretend I know that stuff for my job, as everything is about number crunching, and improving outcomes, and analysis of surveys...I fake it quite well.

09252013, 08:53 AM



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Applied Statistics is not math. It's applied logic with #s. I love statistics, I like math, but statistics makes much more sense to me than math does. I have to try harder in math, whereas statistics comes to me pretty naturally.
Which is why I went into I/O psychology and my dissertation focused on quantitative measurement.

09252013, 09:21 AM



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I also was a Psych major and took a lot of statistics and logic classes, and enjoyed it. This was before computers so we actually had to do our own calculations using only a simple calculator without memory. Now you can simply plug numbers into a spreadsheet and the calculations are done for you, so there is more emphasis on determining how to apply and analyze the data to make a point or show trends.

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