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Course Description

This course is designed to offer students the skills necessary to interpret and critically evaluate statistics commonly used to describe, predict, and evaluate data in an information driven environment. The focus is on the conceptual understanding of how statistics can be used and how to evaluate statistical data.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of a statistical study
  • Describe data sets and their measures in different forms
  • Use descriptive statistics to describe and make statements about the data set
  • Interpret probabilities outcomes
  • Describe a normal distribution and make calculations using z-scores
  • Use inferential statistical tests to describe the population parameters
  • Construct confidence intervals and use them to interpret population means
  • Formulate null and research hypotheses for claims made about population means
  • Use an appropriate statistical technique to test a hypothesis
  • Describe the linear association for a set of paired data
  • Calculate and interpret the chi-square test of independence
  • Use Excel to organize data, and to calculate and interpret statistical tests

Course Materials

Statistics Book Cover
Title: Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data
Edition: 5
Author: Sullivan
ISBN: 0134133536