STAT 101
Elementary Statistics and Data Analysis Spring 2015 (also offered Fall 2014)
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
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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.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 50
Expected: 40
Class#: 3433
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based primarily on performances on quizzes and exams
Prerequisites: MATH 102 (or demonstrated proficiency on a diagnostic test)
Unit Notes: students who have had calculus, and potential majors in science, economics or mathematics should consider taking Statistics 201 instead
Distributions: Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Attributes: BGNP Recommended Courses
COGS Related Courses
PHLH Statistics Courses

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