This is a first course in Statistics. The objective of the course is for students to gain a good intuitive understanding of statistical principles and methods. At the end of the course, students should be able to use elementary statistical techniques, and to critically assess statistical work done by others. Topics include descriptive statistics (histograms, mean, median, mode, standard deviation, normal approximations and measurement errors); correlation and regression; probability; chance variability; sampling; and hypothesis testing (including one-sample, two-sample, ANOVA, and chi-squared). The course is not intended to be a mathematical treatment of statistics, but a good knowledge of high school algebra is critical.
Prerequisite(s): MATH 11. MATH 12 or MATH 130 strongly recommended.