# Principles of Statistics Study Guide

Number of Questions: 238

## Course Overview

The Principles of Statistics DSST exam is designed to test the student on the skills and knowledge typically taught in an undergraduate introductory course on statistics. InstantCert's
course for this subject teaches you the terminology and concepts as well as the math and calculation skills required to solve common statistics problems.

## Topics Covered in This Course

**Foundations of Statistics**

Data types and levels of measurement, sample vs. population, and distribution

Sampling methods

Descriptive statistics

Visual representation of data

**Probability**

Basic concepts

Probability rules for dependent and independent events

Combinations and permutations

Discrete distributions

Continuous distributions

**Correlation and Regression**

Scatter plots

Linear correlation

Linear regression

Prediction using the linear mode

**Sampling Distributions**

Basic understanding of standard scores such as Z and T scores

The law of averages, expected values, standard error, normal approximation, sample size, and sample average

Central Limit Theorem

**Inferential Statistics**

Confidence intervals

Null and alternate hypothesis and confidence level

Type I and Type II errors and levels of significance

Inference for the mean or the proportion of a population

Comparing two sample means and proportions

## Customer Test Results for the Principles of Statistics DSST

210 users submitted test results since January, 2009201 of those users reported a passing score (96%)

The following are a sample of the test results submitted by members who’ve taken the Principles of Statistics DSST exam after using InstantCert’s study program. These are unfiltered, unedited results and this list is automatically updated to show the ten most recent results:

January 15, 2016 |
User passed |
with a score of | 452 out of 500 |

December 12, 2015 |
User passed |
with a score of | 449 out of 500 |

October 8, 2015 |
User passed |
with a score of | 407 out of 500 |

September 15, 2015 |
User passed |
with a score of | 400 out of 500 |

August 11, 2015 |
User failed |
with a score of | 37 out of 80 |

January 12, 2015 |
User passed |
with a score of | 452 out of 500 |

January 6, 2015 |
User passed |
with a score of | 470 out of 500 |

January 1, 2015 |
User passed |
with a score of | 435 out of 500 |

December 16, 2014 |
User passed |
with a score of | 414 out of 500 |

October 30, 2014 |
User passed |
with a score of | 424 out of 500 |

## Free Sample Questions For The Principles of Statistics DSST

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## Related Exams with Overlapping Subject Matter

The Principles of Statistics DSST exam does not have a lot of overlap with any other CLEP or DSST exams, although it'll give you a headstart on the College Mathematics CLEP.