Course Summary
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Self-paced (60-90 days)
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Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Elementary Statistics


The course objective is to gain mastery of the basic principles of statistics; learn a variety of topics including statistical principles, research methodologies, data analysis, and hypothesis testing; demonstrate the application of these topics in statistics to everyday situations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Calculate variation and central tendency and recognize patterns in distributions
  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to understand and identify key principles of statistical reasoning and statistical methods
  • Apply concepts of data and data representation in a real world context
  • Apply concepts of probability and risk in real life scenarios
  • Determine correlation and causation and distinguish between them in context
  • And apply concepts of hypothesis testing and utilize t-tests, z-tests, and ANOVA in real world situations

General Course Topics:

  • Statistics fundamentals
  • Sampling
  • Experiments
  • Conducting surveys
  • Evaluating studies
  • Data types
  • Sources of error
  • Percentages in statistics
  • Representations of qualitative data
  • Interpreting graphical displays
  • Measures of central tendency
  • Data distributions
  • Variation
  • Paradoxes
  • Normal distribution
  • Central limit theorem
  • Probability
  • Simple combined probability rules
  • Conditional probability
  • General combined probability rules
  • Probability distributions and risk
  • Correlation
  • Interpreting correlation
  • Line of best fit
  • Causation
  • Sampling distributions
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Testing for means with t-tests
  • Testing for proportions with z-tests
  • Analysis of variance
  • Chi-square tests
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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