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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MATH 211 - Statistical Concepts and Methods

An introduction to statistics for any student. Topics include exploratory data analysis, regression, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals. Course emphasizes applied data analysis and includes use of a statistical software package.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on placement exam or completion of MATH 100B or higher.

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: FYE3 - Quantitative Reasoning

Learner Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply tools of exploratory data analysis (both graphical and numerical summaries) to describe the distribution of variables and the relationships between them.
  • Describe the relationships between variables using graphs (scatterplots or bar graphs), tables (two-way tables, marginal and conditional distributions), and equations (regression lines), as appropriate.
  • Identify types of study design and sampling, and determine whether these designs are being used appropriately.
  • Calculate test statistics, p-values, and confidence intervals.
  • Use statistical tools, including hypothesis tests and confidence intervals, to draw conclusions and make judgments based on real data sets.
  • Choose the appropriate statistical tool for a given situation.
  • Evaluate whether assumptions for a given statistical model are met.
  • Write statistical problems and results clearly and correctly.

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Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg

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