K300 | 6311 | Guth, S.

This course covers material in the areas of descriptive and inferential statistics. Regarding descriptive statistics, topics include the basics of organizing and presenting data, measures of central tendency, measures of variability and measures of location within a distribution, effects of linear transformations, the normal distribution, elements of probability and regression and correlation. Topics in inferential statistics include the sign (binomial) test, z–tests and t-tests on samples from single populations and on samples from two independent populations, one- way, two-way and three-way analyses of variance, chi square and other non-parametric tests. Course grades, which are not curved, are based entirely on four exams plus an optional final. Attendance and homework are not monitored, but are absolutely essential, because exams are based almost entirely on lectures and homework problems.