Users of statistics -- researchers, government agencies like the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, companies like the automakers and drug industry, etc. -- make extensive use of the computer in applying statistical methods to their problems. So will you! You will have plenty of practice in analyzing data from a variety of areas and should be well prepared for problem-solving involving statistics in the rest of your college courses, as well as gaining an understanding of the role of statistics in your daily life.
Statistics is the art and science of using sample data to make generalizations about populations. The topics covered in this course include:
- methods for collecting and summarizing data
- methods for evaluating the accuracy of sample estimates
- techniques for making statistical inferences
Dr. Andrew Wiesner is the primary author of these course materials and has taught online courses for many semesters. Dr. Linda Strauss has made significant contributions to this course as well.
This course uses Examity for proctored exams. For more information view O.3 What is a proctored exam? in the student orientation.
Either Minitab 14 Student Version or Minitab 15 and up. Mac users may use SPSS. See the Statistical Software page for more details about these applications. Students wishing to use SAS, R, JUMP, etc. will not have support available through the course.
Agresti, Franklin & Klingenberg. (2017). Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning From Data, 4th Edition, Pearson. ISBN-9780321997838
- Attendance and Participation (20%)
- On-going Assessments (30%) - approx. 6
- Qualitative Article Critique (20%) - 1
- Final Assessment (30% )
PLEASE NOTE: This course may require you to take exams using certain proctoring software that uses your computer’s webcam or other technology to monitor and/or record your activity during exams.