Course Summary
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12 -- 15 weeks (117 hours)
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Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 General Statistics


The course objective is 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Formulate null and research hypotheses for claims made about population means
  • Describe the linear association for a set of paired data
  • Upon completion of the course, the student 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
  • Use an appropriate statistical technique to test a hypothesis
  • Calculate and interpret the chi-square test of independence
  • And use excel to organize data, and to calculate and interpret statistical tests

General Course Topics:

  • Introduction to statistics
  • Definitions/terminology
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Probability
  • Normal distributions and standard scores
  • Confidence intervals
  • Hypothesis testing with one sample
  • Hypothesis testing for three or more groups
  • Correlation and regression
  • Chi-square test of independence
  • Using excel to perform statistical tests
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Learner Presentations

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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