MA 205 - Elementary Statistics
The main goal of this course is to teach students the fundamental procedures behind basic statistic practice, as well as to introduce students to how real-world data can be investigated through these procedures.
To achieve these goals, students will engage in discussion, complete practice problems, and work on projects involving real-world data. Topics covered include basic statistical vocabulary, graphical presentations of data, basic numerical descriptive measures, basic probability, discrete and continuous distributions of data, confidence intervals, formal hypothesis testing, comparison of two variables, analysis of variance, chi-square hypothesis testing, and simple linear regression.
- Assignments: Varied throughout the term
- Interactivity: Discussion Boards
- Final Assessment: None
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Apply your working knowledge of the basic concepts used in statistics.
- Interpret statistics used in a variety of research settings.
- Demonstrate your familiarity with statistical software through the use and application of Excel.
- Use fundamental statistical knowledge to interpret more advanced statistical procedures.
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