MTH365 - Introduction to Statistics

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Subject Title
Introduction to Statistics

Subject Description
Mathematical thinking provides a valuable way of seeing and exploring the world.  This one-semester statistics course is designed to introduce students to statistical reasoning and methodology.  The course provides an introduction to statistical concepts and techniques that form the basis of the discipline.  Statistical methods of data collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation for making generalizations, projections and decisions will be introduced.  Both descriptive and inferential techniques will be explored. This introduction to statistics will help students develop quantitative reasoning and problem solving skills.  Students will use quantitative processes to explore problems, verify arguments, and communicate solutions through statistical methods.

Credit Status
This is a required course in the Liberal Arts Program (LAT) and the General Arts Certificate Program (GAP).

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject students will:

  • Present, describe and summarize data using graphic representations, measures of central tendency and variation.
  • Evaluate probabilities by defining sample spaces and using probability rules, including mutually exclusive and independent events.
  • Distinguish between discrete and continuous random variables and determine expected value and standard deviation of discrete random variables and binomial probability distributions.
  • Determine the probability of intervals on a normal distribution using z-scores and a normal distribution table.
  • Calculate the mean and standard error of random variables and probabilities for given sample means using the Central Limit Theorem.
  • Use sample data to determine confidence intervals for the mean and proportion of populations.
  • Construct a test of hypothesis of a mean or proportion by indicating the null and alternative hypothesis, identifying and calculating the test statistics, and drawing appropriate conclusions.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.