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Statistics 101: Principles of Statistics

Course Category: 
Location: 

Various; distance learning format.

Length: 

20 hours (15 weeks).

Dates: 

December 2013 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the differences between various types of data and statistics; calculate values including mean, median, mode, and standard deviation; interpret data displays such as stem and leaf plots, histograms, box plots, bar graphs, two-way tables, and others; use basic set theory to answer questions about the probability of events; understand, interpret, and graph discrete and continuous probability distributions; recognize properties of binomial probabilities and normal distributions; identify relationships between confidence intervals, sample size, and sample means; follow steps in hypothesis testing for small and large independent samples, matched pairs, and proportions; and create and interpret scatter plots and solve problems using linear regression and the correlation coefficient.

Instruction: 

Major topics include: overview of statistics; summarizing data; tables and plots; probability; discrete probability distributions; continuous probability distributions; sampling; regression and correlation; statistical estimation; and hypothesis testing .

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Mathematics or Statistics (12/16).

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