By the end of this course, students should be able to understand and to appropriately use the terminology and symbols of statistics; 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; understand and apply basic concepts of probability; and critique graphs and descriptive data analyses presented in newspapers and magazines. Concepts include graphical methods, descriptive analyses of univariate and bivariate data, probability, probability distributions, and sample and experimental design. Topics in term three may include inferential statistics and financial literacy. Students learn how to perform analyses using paper and pencil, and a statistical calculator, with an emphasis on the interpretation of results. A written independent project may be assigned.
Open to: Juniors and seniors