S371 | 3447 | Child

2:45PM-3:50PM MTWR BH 135 5:15PM-6:20PM MTWR BH 107 STUDENTS MUST ATTEND LABORATORY SESSION MTWR 5:15PM-6:20PM ABOVE CLASS REQUIRES PERMISSION OF DEPARTMENT This course provides an introduction to statistical reasoning. It is organized into two parts: First, we will cover descriptive statistics, where students will learn to compute summary measures of sets of numbers. Second, we will cover inferential statistics, where students will learn how to use samples to estimate the unknown characteristics of populations. Lectures, readings, and problem sets will require students to learn topics conceptually, mathematically, and computationally. That is, students will ultimately need to understand statistics in an abstract sense, but they will also need to be able to work out problems both by hand and with the assistance of statistical software. The course is designed for students who have no prior training in this area, but a working understanding of algebra is a prerequisite.