||Introduction to Statistics
||Dr Robert MacDonald
AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:
||credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 1.5)
||An introduction to the use of statistical methods.
Descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, regression and
correlation, inference on means and proportions, sampling
distributions, analysis of variance, hypothesis testing.
Prerequisites: Mathematics 30-2 or the successful passing of an algebra competency test.
||The Basic Practice of Statistics, 6th edition David S. Moore, William I. Notz, Michael A. Fligner Published by W.H. Freeman 2013
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|COURSE OBJECTIVES:||When you are finished this course, you will:|
The goals of the laboratory component are:
- understand the role of variability in interpreting data.
- understand what “statistics” is.
- understand the role of statistics in scientific and other research.
- know how to spot the advantages and drawbacks of different ways of viewing and describing data.
- understand how probability is used in statistics.
- understand how to use measurement uncertainties.
- be able to interpret the results of statistical analyses and draw conclusions.
- to enhance your understanding of the concepts covered in class, through experience conducting statistical analyses.
- to introduce you to computer-based statistical analysis.
- Chapters 1 & 2 Introduction; exploring data graphically & numerically
- Chapter 3 Normal distributions
- Chapters 8 & 9 Sampling, surveys, & experimental design
- Chapters 10 & 11 Probability & sampling distributions
- Chapters 14–16 Introduction to confidence intervals & hypothesis tests
- Chapters 18 & 19 1-sample & 2-sample inference using t-distributions
- Chapters 20 & 21 1-sample & 2-sample inference about proportions
- Chapter 4 Describing relationships graphically & numerically
- Chapter 5 Linear regression; association vs causation
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.