In this course, students demonstrate competency in the basic concepts, logic, and issues involved in statistical reasoning. Topics include summarizing and analyzing data, sampling and study design, and probability.

Course Competencies

  • Summarizing Data: The graduate evaluates categorical and quantitative data using appropriate numerical measures and graphical displays.
  • Examining Relationships: The graduate evaluates the relationship between two variables through the creation and interpretation of numerical summaries and visual displays.
  • Designing Studies: The graduate designs and conducts observational studies, controlled experiments, and surveys to explore population characteristics.
  • Theoretical and Empirical Probability: The graduate applies theoretical or empirical probability to a situation to quantify uncertainty.
  • Determining Probability: The graduate determines the probability of events using simulations, diagrams, and probability rules.
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