STAT 101 Spring 2014 Elementary Statistics and Data Analysis (Q)

Also offered Fall 2013

It is nearly impossible to live in the world today without being inundated with data. Even the most popular newspapers feature statistics to catch the eye of the passerby, and sports broadcasters overwhelm the listener with arcane statistics. How do we learn to recognize dishonest or even unintentionally distorted representations of quantitative information? How are we to reconcile two medical studies with seemingly contradictory conclusions? How many observations do we need in order to make a decision? It is the purpose of this course to develop an appreciation for and an understanding of the interpretation of data. We will become familiar with the standard tools of statistical inference including the t-test, the analysis of variance, and regression, as well as exploratory data techniques. Applications will come from the real world that we all live in.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based primarily on performances on quizzes and exams
Prerequisites: MATH 102 (or demonstrated proficiency on a diagnostic test)
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Department Notes: students who have had calculus, and potential majors in science, economics or mathematics should consider taking Statistics 201 instead
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Divisional Attributes: Division III, Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
Other Attributes: BGNP Recommended Courses,COGS Related Courses, PHLH Statistics Courses
Enrollment Limit: 50
Expected Enrollment: 40
Class Number: 3680
CLASSES ATTR INSTRUCTORS TIMES CLASS NUMBER
STAT101-01(S) LEC Elem Statistics&Data Analysis (Q) Wendy Wang
TR 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Griffin 6 3680
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