Principles of Statistics

Principles of Statistics
Graphical displays and numerical summaries, data collection methods, probability, sampling distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing involving one or two means and proportions, contingency tables, correlation and simple linear regression.
STAT
121
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 RecommendedMATH 110 or equivalent.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 OfferedIndependent Study also; Honors also.
Course Outcomes

Observational Studies and Experiments

Differentiate between observational studies and experiments

Three Sampling Designs

Identify three sampling designs: simple random sample, stratified, and multi-stage

Three Designs of Experiments

Identify three designs of experiments: completely randomized, randomized block and matched-pairs

Appropriate Conclusions

Interpret and make appropriate conclusions from plots of data

Plots of Data

Interpret and make appropriate conclusions from plots of data

Measures of Center and Spread

Calculate and interpret measures of center and spread

Quantitative and Categorical Variables

Determine potential association between two quantitative and two categorical variables

Technical Language

Communicate using technical language about probability and variation

Estimation and Hypothesis Tests

Interpret and communicate the outcomes of estimation and hypothesis tests in the context of a problem

Outcomes of Estimation

Interpret and communicate the outcomes of estimation and hypothesis tests in the context of a problem

Data Collection

Understand the importance of data collection and how it dictates the appropriate statistical method and acceptable inference

Statistical Procedure

Determine the appropriate statistical procedure to use for a given research problem or data set

Research Problem

Determine the appropriate statistical procedure to use for a given research problem or data set

Great Works Experiment

Complete at least one Great Works experiment

Core Concept and Religious Beliefs

Articulate the relationship between the course core concepts and his or her own religious beliefs

Real-life Problems

Apply course principles to solve real-life problems