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Math-140 - Introductory Statistics - Nathan Agassi

Course:Introductory Statistics
Professor:Nathan Agassi
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Course Objectives:

1.    Identify the standard methods of obtaining data, comparing advantages and disadvantages of each.
2.    Distinguish among different scales of measurement and their implications.
3.    Construct and interpret data displayed in tables and in various types of graphs.
4.    Calculate measures of central tendency and variation for a given data set.
5.    Apply concepts of sample space and probability.
6.    Calculate the mean and variance of a discrete distribution.
7.    Calculate probabilities using normal and t-distributions.
8.    Distinguish sample and population distributions and analyze the role played by the Central Limit Theorem.
9.    Construct and interpret confidence intervals.
10.    Determine and interpret levels of statistical significance including p-values.
11.    Identify the basic concept of hypothesis testing including Type I and II errors.
12.    Select the appropriate technique for testing a hypothesis and interpret the result.
13.    Formulate hypothesis tests involving samples from one and two populations.
14.    Use linear regression and ANOVA analysis for estimation and inference, and interpret the associated statistics.
15.    Apply the chi-square goodness-of-fit test to general problems and contingency tables.
16.    Interpret the output of a technology-based statistical analysis.
17.    Use appropriate statistical techniques to analyze and interpret applications based on data from disciplines (e.g. business, social sciences, psychology, life science, health science, and education).

Course Description

In this course, you will learn statistical methods including empirical and theoretical frequency distributions, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, probability, counting techniques, and computer-based statistical software.

What to Expect in this Course

This course will  be conducted by OnlineLive (zoom synchronous) method. You need a computer (laptop) with a camera. You need a Canvas account to access; we will communicate with Canvas Inbox texting and Announcements. We have several Midterm exams and one Final exam. You need to submit your homework and other materials as required. The syllabus has the details. 

Types of Assessments

Proctored online exams, term projects, homework. The syllabus has the details.

Textbook Information

We will be using primarily the following free online textbook for Math 140: 
Introduction to Statistics for Community College Students by Matt Teachout (1st edition) 

Other Relevant Course Information

Attendance is crucial to your success in this course.

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Last updated: 08/19/2021 Sub#: 473