Presentation of key concepts for understanding and judging reports of statistical analyses and for performing and reporting valid statistical analyses using a limited set of measures and tests.
The goal of this course is to prepare students to read and understand quantitative and statistical material. This course covers introductory probability and statistics concepts, with an emphasis on practical applications. Topics include descriptive and inferential statistics and correlation.
Student learning goals
Analyze real-world data using statistical methods.
Calculate and explain measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode) and measures of variance.
Understand concepts of estimation and sampling variation.
Perform hypothesis tests comparing means.
General method of instruction
Instruction is through participatory lectures, class discussions, small group work.
Knowledge of algebra is required; knowledge of calculus is not required.
Class assignments and grading