Spring 2025

Statistics 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." This 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 communications 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.


Student has completed or is in the process of completing STAT 230 or has consent of the instructor. Limited to 24 students. Fall semester. Omitted 2021-22. Professor Matheson.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority for Statistics majors.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: group work, oral presentations, projects, quantitative work, use of computational software, quizzes or exams

Course Materials


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2023, Spring 2025