Jun 16, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
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MAT-1140 Introduction to Statistics

Credits 3
This is an introductory course in statistics intended for students in a wide variety of areas of study. Topics discussed include displaying and describing data, probability, binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, and regression and correlation.  
Prerequisite(s): Math placement score or C or higher in MAT-0092  or MAT-0104   or concurrent enrollment in MAT0114C.
Corequisite(s): MAT 0114C - Principles of Introduction to Statistics.

Based on Placement Score.
Course Outcomes

  1. Interpret quantitative data using graphs and descriptive statistics with emphasis on histograms and boxplots.
  2. Compute measures of expectation and variation for a discrete probability distribution.
  3. Compute probability for a binomial and normal distribution.
  4. Perform calculations to estimate parameters using confidence intervals based on the normal distribution and t-distribution.
  5. Perform hypotheses testing involving a sample mean, proportion, and standard deviation/variance.
  6. Perform hypotheses testing involving two sample means (independent and dependent), two population proportions, and two standard deviations/variances.
  7. Construct linear regression models and correlation coefficients from datasets.

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