110—Introduction to Statistical Reasoning. (3) A course in statistical literacy. Topics include data sources and sampling, concepts of experimental design, graphical and numerical data description, measuring association for continuous and categorical variables, introduction to probability and statistical inference, and use of appropriate software.
Course Homepage: Recent semester
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
Purpose: To provide an integrated introduction to the basic statistical concepts encountered in mainstream and scientific media
Current Textbook: Statistics: Concepts and Controversies (7th Edition) by David S. Moore, and William I. Notz, W.H. Freeman and Company, 2010.
|Data Sources and Sampling: Simple random samples, confidence statements, and other sampling designs||1.5 weeks|
|Design of Experiments: Randomized comparative experiments, matched-pairs design, block designs||1.5 weeks|
|Measurement: Validity and accuracy in measurement and scales of measurement||0.5 week|
|Describing Distributions: Tables, graphs, averages, variability, and normal tables||3 weeks|
|Consumer Price Index: Indexes, market baskets||0.5 weeks|
|Understanding Relationships: Association, correlation, regression, and prediction; categorical tables||3 weeks|
|Probability: Simple properties of probability, finding probabilities by simulation, lotteries, and expected value||2 weeks|
|Confidence intervals for proportions and means||2 weeks|
The above textbook and course outline should correspond to the most recent offering of the course by the Statistics Department. Please check the current course homepage or with the instructor for the course regulations, expectations, and operating procedures.
Contact Faculty: Leslie Hendrix