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# Normal Distribution and Binomial Distribution

## Normal Distribution and Binomial Distribution

Resource: The Normal Distributions (Introduction to Applied Statistics for Psychology Students – University of Saskatchewan Open Press)
Type: Textbook chapter
Who it’s for: Anyone looking for a fairly math-heavy (but still accessible) explanation of the Normal distribution and its use.
Why we love it:  Sections 5.1 to 5.3 in this chapter cover the basics of the Normal distribution, and provide a helpful comparison between discrete and continuous distributions.

Resource: Binomial Distribution (Introduction to Applied Statistics for Psychology Students – University of Saskatchewan Open Press)
Type: Textbook chapter
Who it’s for:Anyone looking for an explanation of the binomial distribution with a helpful applied example.
Why we love it:This resource provides both mathematical induction and intuitive explanations to help you understand the binomial distribution. As well, the practical example helps you to begin understanding sampling theory.

Resource: The Normal Distribution (Statistics – LibreTexts)
Type: Textbook chapter
Who it’s for: Anyone looking for a clear explanation of the normal distribution that involves mathematical notation and visuals.
Why we love it: This textbook chapter explains key concepts clearly and provides exercises to refine your understanding—but perhaps most importantly it discusses the limits of normality.

Resource: The Normal Distribution: Crash Course Statistics #19 (CrashCourse - YouTube)
Type: Video
Who it’s for: Anyone looking for a fairly in-depth explanation of the Normal distribution with minimal math and in a quite compact video.
Why we love it:This video is only 11 minutes long but packs in a lot of content. A lot of examples and visuals are employed to help explain the content. Though you may need to go back and watch the video a couple times.