STAT 101
Elementary Statistics and Data Analysis Fall 2018 Division III; Quantative/Formal Reasoning; Also offered Spring 2019

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It is impossible to be an informed citizen in the world today without an understanding of data and information. Whether opinion polls, unemployment rates, salary differences between men and women, the efficacy of vaccines or consumer webdata, we need to be able to separate the signal from the noise. We will learn the statistical methods used to analyze and interpret data from a wide variety of sources. The goal of the course is to help reach conclusions and make informed decisions based on data.
The Class: Type: lecture
Limit: 50
Expected: 40
Class#: 1780
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based primarily on performances on quizzes and exams
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: MATH 102 (or demonstrated proficiency on a diagnostic test)
Department Notes: Students with calculus background and social science interest should consider STAT 161. Students with MATH 150 should enroll in STAT 201. Students with a 5 on AP Stats should enroll in STAT 202. Students with a 4 on AP Stat should consult the department.
Distributions: Division III; Quantative/Formal Reasoning;
Attributes: BGNP Recommended Courses; COGS Related Courses; PHLH Statistics Courses;

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