STAT 161
Introductory Statistics for Social Science Spring 2025 (also offered Fall 2024)
Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning

Class Details

This course will cover the basics of modern statistical analysis with a view toward applications in the social sciences. Topics include exploratory data analysis, linear regression, basic statistical inference, and elements of probability theory. The course focuses on the application of statistical tools to solve problems, to make decisions, and the use of statistical thinking to understand the world.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 40
Expected: 40
Class#: 3558
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Weekly homework, quizzes, two midterms and a final exam (midterms include take-home components), and a data analysis project. Students will need to become familiar with the statistical software STATA.
Prerequisites: MATH 130 (or equivalent); not open to students who have completed STAT 101 or equivalent
Enrollment Preferences: Economics majors, sophomores
Unit Notes: Students with calculus background should consider STAT 201. Students without any calculus background should consider STAT 101. Students with AP Stat 4 or 5 should consider Stat 202. Please refer to the placement chart on the Math&Stat department website for more information.
Distributions: Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
QFR Notes: Reasoning with data
Attributes: PHLH Statistics Courses

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