Apr 13, 2021
MATH& 146 - Introduction to Statistics 5 Credits
Descriptive methods; basic statistical vocabulary and symbols; sampling techniques; probability and probability distributions; and inferential methods including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing emphasizing applications to social science and nursing.
Pre-requisite(s) MATH 091 min 2.0
Placement Eligibility Math 107, 111, 146, 180, 098
Course Note Graphing Calculator Required; TI-84 recommended
Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day, Evening, Online
Fall Day, Evening, Online
Winter Day, Evening, Online
Spring Day, Evening, Online
Designed to Serve Students of all interests requiring an introductory statistics course, including social science, business, and nursing majors.
Active Date 2014-04-25
Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 32
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
- Quantitative Skills
ProfTech Related Instruction
PLA Eligible Yes
Nature of statistics Sampling techniques Descriptive statistics Elements of probability Inferential statistics: probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing (may include population proportions, chi-square distributions) Correlation and regression
Student Learning Outcomes
Communicate effectively, in written and verbal form, using basic statistical vocabulary and symbols.
Identify and explain appropriate experimental design and sampling techniques for statistical studies
Organize, summarize, represent, and interpret data, using technology where appropriate
Create and evaluate the suitability of linear models for a data set, and interpret its meaning in everyday language
Compute empirical and theoretical probabilities represented in words, symbols, contingency tables, and probability distributions.
Apply statistical methods to make inferences about population parameters based on sample statistics (e.g., confidence intervals, hypothesis testing).
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