Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Compute a simple probability and explain the relationship between probability and relative frequency.
  2. Describe four types of relationships between multiple outcomes.
  3. Define and compute Bayes’s theorem for conditional outcomes.
  4. Construct a probability distribution for a given random variable.
  5. Compute the mean and expected value of a probability distribution.
  6. Compute the variance and standard deviation of a probability distribution.
  7. Compute the mean, variance, and standard deviation of a binomial probability distribution.
  8. Construct a probability table and conditional probability table using SPSS.