MATH2150 Introduction to Statistics

This is an introductory course in descriptive statistics, probability, and inferential statistics topics include statistical theory and experimental design, data analysis, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, basic probability, binomial and normal distributions, regression analysis and correlation, inference, and sampling methods. Additional topics may include chi-squared tests and analysis of variance.




Qualifying score on math assessment test OR MATH1650 or MATH1700 with a grade of "C" or better

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Use vocabulary and formulas integral to statistics
Organize data
Analyze data
Construct statistical functions and graphs
Interpret statistical functions and graphs
Identify misleading graphs
Calculate measures of central tendency and dispersion
Interpret measures of central tendency and dispersion
Utilize counting techniques and probability formulas
Calculate mean, variance, and standard deviation of a binomial distribution
Identify properties of normal distribution
Apply the Central Limit Theorem to statistical inference problems
Perform hypothesis testing
Use basic principles of linear regression and correlation
Determine appropriate statistical tests to apply

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

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Credit Details



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