Spring 2008

Introduction to Statistics

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-17


Katherine E. Tranbarger (Section 01)


This course is an introduction to applied statistical methods useful for the analysis of data from all fields. Brief coverage of data summary and graphical techniques will be followed by elementary probability, sampling distributions, the central limit theorem and statistical inference. Inference procedures include confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for both means and proportions, non-parametric alternatives to standard hypothesis tests of the mean, the chi-square test, simple linear regression, and a brief introduction to analysis of variance (ANOVA). Three class hours plus one hour of laboratory per week. Limited to 20 students. First and second semesters. Professor Tranbarger.