The first two mods of this course introduce students to the concepts, symbols, terminology, and process of statistics. Students formulate questions that can be addressed with data; collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer statistical questions; select, use, and evaluate descriptive methods to analyze data, and critique graphs and descriptive data analyses that they encounter outside of class. Concepts include graphical methods, descriptive analyses of univariate and bivariate data, sampling, and experimental design. Students learn how to perform analyses using paper and pencil, and a statistical calculator, with an emphasis on the interpretation of results. The third mod is Data Analysis (MAT560D).
Min-Max Credit Hours: 2.0-3.0