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Questionable items on the mcat topic list


Unseasoned Veteran
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Dec 23, 2008
  1. Pre-Medical
Chi square
Student t
Random vs systematic errors
Propagation of errors

Are all these really possibilities to be tested? If so, to what extent would we need to know about each of them?


Doctor Thunder
10+ Year Member
Jun 8, 2008
Somewhere in SE Wisconsin
  1. Medical Student
I'd classify this kind of thing under 'low yield'. You might see it if you take 10 tests, but probability for it's own sake is rare.

You should know what these things are, but unless you're clear on everything else the MCAT tests, I wouldn't waste more time on stats problems. Oftentimes if you see these concepts, it's going to be in conjunction with other, normal science stuff in a passage.
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