MATH.1110 Introduction to Statistics

Statistics is the art of using data to make numerical conjectures about problems. This course, Introduction to Statistics, is designed to provide students with the basic concepts of data analysis and statistical computing. -Descriptive statistics is the art of summarizing data. Topics include histograms, averages, standard deviations, normal distributions, and correlations. -Probability theory is used in statistical reasoning. Topics include chance models, expected value, standard error, probability histograms, convergence to the normal curve. -Statistical inference is the art of making valid generalizations from sample data. Topics include: estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and measurement error, tests of statistical significance.