Fall 2013

Introduction to Statistics

Listed in: Environmental Studies, as ENST-240  |  Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-130E

Formerly listed as: ENST-24  |  ENST-240  |  MATH-130  |  MATH-17  |  STAT-111


Amy S. Wagaman (Section 01)


(Offered as MATH 130E and ENST 240.) 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, the chi-square test, simple linear regression, and a brief introduction to analysis of variance (ANOVA). This course covers the same statistical concepts as Math 130, but has an environmental focus through examples.  ENST majors are strongly encouraged to take this version of the course, but it is open to all students. Four class hours per week (two will be held in the computer lab).  Labs are not interchangeable between sections due to course content.

Limited to 20 students. Fall semester. Professor Wagaman.


Section 01
M 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM SMUD 207
F 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM SMUD 207


Section 01
Tu 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM SMUD 014
W 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM SMUD 014

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Intro Stats (Technology Update) - THIRD Edition Pearson (Addison Wesley) De Veaux, Velleman, and Bock Third Edition.The non-technology update version is also fine, for used books. Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021