If you haven't already gotten the book, do so.

Bring a flash drive or other file storage device with you to each class.  Attach the device to your key chain if you can so you won't lose it.

Read pp. 1-18 in Chapter 1 of the book.

Find a dataset on the internet which has 1 variable of each: nominal, ordinal & interval.  The dataset should have at least 25 cases (rows).  Import the dataset into Excel, save it to your flash drive and bring to class with you.

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