STAT 201
Statistics and Data Analysis Fall 2024 (also offered Spring 2025)
Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning

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Statistics can be viewed as the art and science of turning data into information. Real world decision-making, whether in business or science, is often based on data and the perceived information it contains. Sherlock Holmes, when prematurely asked the merits of a case by Dr. Watson, snapped back, “Data, data, data! I can’t make bricks without clay.” In this course, we will study the basic methods by which statisticians attempt to extract information from data. These will include many of the standard tools of statistical inference such as hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and linear regression as well as exploratory and graphical data analysis techniques. This is an accelerated introductory statistics course that involves computational programming and incorporates modern statistical techniques.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 40
Expected: 40
Class#: 1516
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly homework and projects, midterm exams, and a final exam.
Prerequisites: MATH 150 or equivalent; not open to students who have completed STAT 101 or STAT 161 or equivalent
Enrollment Preferences: Prospective Statistics majors, students for whom the course is a major prerequisite, and seniors
Unit Notes: Students with AP Stat 4/5 or STAT 101/161 should enroll in STAT 202. Students with no calc or stats background should enroll in STAT 101. Students with MATH 140 but no statistics should enroll in STAT 161.
Distributions: Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
QFR Notes: Students will learn to choose, carry out, interpret, and communicate analyses of data.
Attributes: COGS Related Courses
PHLH Statistics Courses

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