Spring 2017

Statistical Communication

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as STAT-320


Pamela B. Matheson (Section 01)


Statistical communication is an important component of the capacity to "think with data." The course will integrate theoretical and practical aspects of statistics with a focus on communicating results and their implications. Students will gain experience clearly synthesizing and explaining complex data using diverse predictive and explanatory models. Learning objectives include: understanding the role of a statistician, developing communication skills, working collaboratively on group projects, designing studies to collect information, acquiring existing data resources, utilizing publications in statistics, creating reproducible research and developing oral arguments, relevant project reports, and dynamic graphical displays. Emphasis will be placed on the use of statistical software, data management, visual presentation, and oral and written communication skills that are necessary for communicating technical content.

Requisite: STAT 230 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 24 students. Spring semester.  Visiting Lecturer Matheson.

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to Stats majors.


Quantitative Reasoning


2020-21: Offered in Fall 2020
Other years: Offered in Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2020