Jan 16, 2022
MTH 208W - Elementary StatisticsCredits: 3
Studies statistical concepts including frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, confidence intervals, hypotheses testing, linear correlation and regression, chi-square, ANOVA. A SPECIFIC GRAPHING CALCULATOR IS REQUIRED.
Prerequisite(s): MATH LEVEL 6 or MTH 098 , or MTH 118W or MTH 119W or MTH 119AW with a grade of “C” or better or two years of high school algebra.
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Natural Science
Outcomes and Objectives
- Students will be able to calculate, describe, and apply each of the standard measures of descriptive statistics.
- Measures of center (mean, median, mode).
- Measures of variation (standard deviation, variance range).
- Graphs (frequency distributions, histograms, stem and leaf plots, box and whisker plots).
- Students will demonstrate their understanding of basic concepts and principles essential to statistical inference..
- Students will be able to identify different methods of data collection.
- Students will be able to calculate and describe basic probability.
- Students will be able to calculate probability using the binomial distribution, the normal distribution, and the central limit theorem.
- Students will be able to use correlation and regression to describe relationships between numerical variables.
- Students will be able to calculate confidence intervals to estimate population averages and proportions.
- Students will demonstrate their understanding of the logic of statistical inference.
- Students will manually perform all of the steps of a hypothesis test for a claim about the population mean.
- Students will demonstrate their understanding of the significant level of a test and the use of p-values in statistical software.
- Students will be able to determine the appropriate test statistic and make inferences for a variety of models, including single sample mean (large and small sample), proportion and variance, two sample mean and proportion, Chi Square and ANOVA.
- Students will be able to communicate their understanding of statistical concepts in writing.
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