M316 ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL METHODS

(TCCN Math 1342)

Prerequisite and degree relevance: A minimal required score on the ALEKS placement exam. May not be counted toward the major requirement for the Bachelor of Arts with a major in mathematics or toward the Bachelor Science in Mathematics. Only one of the following may be counted: Mathematics 316, 306K (Topic 1: Applications of Probability Theory), 362K, Statistics and Scientific Computation 303, 304, 305, 306.

Course Description: The course is designed to provide the student with a clear understanding of basic statistical techniques. Topics include: Descriptive statistics - measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion. Probability - basic rules of probability, joint and marginal probabilities. Statistical modeling - normal and binomial distributions, sampling distributions. Inferential statistics - estimating means and proportions, hypothesis tests, regression and correlation.

The assignments in the course are usually applied problems. Computer work is also assigned, however no prior computer course or computer use is required.