MTH 155 - Statistical Reasoning

Course Description

Effective: 2019-08-01

Presents elementary statistical methods and concepts including visual data presentation, descriptive statistics, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and linear regression. Emphasis is placed on the development of statistical thinking, simulation, and the use of statistical software. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Statistical Reasoning is a first course in statistics for students whose college and career paths require knowledge of the fundamentals of the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. Emphasis is placed on the development of statistical thinking, simulation, and the use of statistical software. Students should develop an appreciation of the need for data to make good decisions and an understanding of the dangers inherent in basing decisions on anecdotal evidence rather than data. To that end, students will use appropriate data-collection methods and statistical techniques to support reasonable conclusions through the following content learning outcomes: Data Exploration, Statistical Design, Probability and Simulation, and Statistical Inference.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: Competency in MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Co-requisite: MCR 5Learning Support for Statistical Reasoning.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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