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Statistical Discovery for Everyone

MATH 105

Credits: 
4

This course introduces the framework and concepts for learning with data. Emphasis is on statistical discovery in everyday life and on drawing valid conclusions from data. Topics include the following: good and bad data; data ethics; how to conduct a valid survey; how to organize data in graphs and tables; how to describe a population’s distribution; when to believe a poll and know the risk of generalizing from data; how to design an experimental study; how to avoid ambiguous results caused by “lurking” variables; understanding the issue of causation and chance in everyday life and scientific studies; and the use and misuse of statistical inference.

Time: 
M, W 10:30am - 12:20pm
Course Term: 
Summer 2014
Course Location: 
MCG 130
Grade Format: 
Letter Grade