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Name: Central Limit Theorem: Introduction
ID: m16953
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module provides a brief introduction to the Central Limit Theorem.
Keywords: elementary, statistics
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Susan Dean (susanldean45@gmail.com), Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D. (illowskybarbara@deanza.edu)
Copyright Holders: Maxfield Foundation (cnx@cnx.org)
Maintainers: Susan Dean (susanldean45@gmail.com), Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D. (illowskybarbara@deanza.edu), Connexions (cnx@cnx.org)

Latest version: 1.17 (history)
First publication date: Jun 6, 2008 3:00 pm -0500
Last revision to module: Jun 5, 2012 6:56 am -0500

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Version History

Version: 1.17 Jun 5, 2012 6:56 am -0500 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Central Limit Theorem: Introduction: Minor edit.

Version: 1.16 Jun 5, 2012 6:07 am -0500 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Central Limit Theorem: Introduction: Changed most occurrences of "average(s)" to "mean(s)". 

Version: 1.15 Jun 3, 2012 11:18 am -0500 by Susan Dean
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Central Limit Theorem: Introduction: Changed "Objectives" to "Outcomes."

Version: 1.14 Aug 11, 2011 6:43 pm -0500 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Central Limit Theorem: Introduction: Updated glossary item "average."

Version: 1.13 Mar 9, 2010 8:00 am -0600 by Susan Dean
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Central Limit Theorem: Introduction: Added the words "sampling distribution."

Version: 1.12 Feb 24, 2009 8:44 am -0600 by Chuck Bearden
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Changed U+02C9 macrons into U+00AF macrons.

Version: 1.11 Feb 7, 2009 8:48 am -0600 by Susan Dean
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Central Limit Theorem: Introduction: Clarified language in the glossary items.

Version: 1.10 Jan 24, 2009 7:12 pm -0600 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Central Limit Theorem: Introduction: Added to the phrase, "The size of the sample, n," the phrase "that is required in order to be to be 'large enough'";  Added the heading "Optional Collaborative Classroom Activity" to the activity that begins with, "Do the following example."  

Version: 1.9 Jan 7, 2009 4:38 pm -0600 by Susan Dean
Changes:
Changed Glossary:  Changed variance notation for Averages and Sums to Standard Deviation notation.

Version: 1.8 Oct 27, 2008 9:59 am -0500 by James Cooper
Changes:
roles updated

Version: 1.7 Oct 1, 2008 3:53 am -0500 by Connexions
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Added link to video lecture

Version: 1.6 Jul 18, 2008 4:58 pm -0500 by Connexions
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removed draft note

Version: 1.5 Jul 14, 2008 4:45 pm -0500 by Raymond Wagner
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fixed typos

Version: 1.4 Jul 14, 2008 2:48 pm -0500 by Connexions
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Image review

Version: 1.3 Jul 7, 2008 2:31 pm -0500 by Connexions
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post review updates

Version: 1.2 Jun 30, 2008 11:38 pm -0500 by Connexions
Changes:
Updated for consistency within collection

Version: 1.1 Jun 26, 2008 1:14 pm -0500 by Connexions
Changes:
Initial publication

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