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Course Information:
Statistics is the field of study involving (1) the collection, summarization, and analysis of data; and (2) the drawing of inferences about a population from the examination of a sample of the population. The goals of this course are to introduce each student to the practice of statistics and to provide an overview of common topics in statistical inference.
Math 163 Description: Organizing data: displaying distributions, measures of center, measures of spread, scatterplots, correlation, regression, and their interpretation. Design of experiments: simple random samples and their sampling distribution, models from probability, normal distributions, and normal approximations. Statistical inference: confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, t procedures and chi-square tests. Not intended for those who plan further studies in statistics. Except as per University policy on repeating a course, credit will not be given for this course if the student has credit in a higher level math course. Such students may be dropped from the course. Examinations are proctored.
Objectives and Expected Learning Outcomes for Math 163: Students will gain an appreciation of statistics and should be able to:
- Organize and interpret data, create data summaries.
- Perform simple linear regression analysis.
- Understand the importance of a valid design of experiments and surveys, and random sampling techniques.
- Understand properties of a normal distribution and a binomial distribution.
- Calculate basic probabilities.
- Identify proper inference procedures for one and two sample tests on the mean, one and two sample test of proportion, and chi-squared tests. Interpret p-values.
- Use Excel and a Calculator as statistical analysis tools.
- Course objectives in more detail
Textbook Information, Achieve:
Please note that a printed textbook is optional. An e-book is available as part of Launchpad.
- All sections of Math 163 will use Introduction to the Basic Practice of Statistics 9th Edition by Davis S. Moore through the Achieve platform. Access is available through your D2l course site.
- Achieve is an online portal that has an ebook, tutorials, videos, homework, technology manuals, links, and other tools that will be used in the course. Most assignments will be submitted through Achieve.
- How do I obtain access to the Achieve for my class?
Excel will be used as a data analysis tool.
A TI-83 or TI-84 Calculator is required.
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