Elementary Statistics

Elementary Statistics

4 Credits

The primary aim of the course is to help students develop a basic understanding and use of statistical concepts and methods to facilitate study and research in other disciplines. Major topics that we will cover include: 1. Producing (collecting) data 2. Exploring data analysis (EDA) which includes organizing, summarizing, and visualizing data and studying relationships among variables. 3. Studying various probability models 4. Understanding sampling distributions and 5. Making statistically correct interpretations using estimation and inferences Specific topics we will cover include data collection, descriptive statistics, both graphical and numerical; measures of central tendency; measures of variability; grouped data; discrete and continuous distributions such as binomial distribution, the normal distribution; sampling distributions and central limit theorem; the t-distribution; the fundamentals of statistical interference ----confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; the chi-square tests and simple regression and correlation. Students who have successfully learned these materials will be prepared to interpret data from their field of study.

Course Information

Delivery Method
Completion of an introductory-level Algebra course or U3600-110 College Algebra with a C or better or the equivalent.
Course Level
Time to Complete
Up to 6 months from registration date

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Course Tuition $ 1308
Administrative Fee $ 75
Total Tuition and Fees $ 1383*

* Total does not include the cost of course materials. Please refer to our Tuition and Fees page for more information.

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