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MTH 208W - Elementary Statistics

Credits: 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 099 with READING LEVEL 3 ; or MTH 118W ; or MTH 118AW; or MTH 119W ; or MTH 119AW  with a grade of “C” or better; or two years of high school algebra.
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Math
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives

1. Apply standard measures of descriptive statistics.
1. Calculate and describe measures of center (mean, median, mode).
2. Calculate and describe measures of variation (standard deviation, variance range).
3. Percentiles.
4. Graphs (frequency distributions, histograms, stem and leaf plots, box and whisker plots).
2. Demonstrate understanding of statistical inference.
1. Identify different methods of data collection.
2. Calculate and describe basic probability.
3. Calculate probability using the binomial distribution, the normal distribution, and the central limit theorem.
4. Use correlation and regression to describe relationships between numerical variables.
5. Calculate confidence intervals to estimate population averages and proportions.
6. Manually perform all of the steps of a hypothesis test for a claim about the population mean.
7. Demonstrate understanding of the significant level of a test and the use of p-values in statistical software.
8. 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.
3. Communicate understanding of statistical concepts in writing.