# Principles of Statistics

Hours | 3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab |

Prerequisites | None |

Recommended | MATH 110 or equivalent. |

Taught | Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer |

Offered | Independent Study also; Honors also. |

Programs | Containing STAT 121 |

### 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

### Research Problem

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

### Statistical Procedure

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