# MTH365 - Introduction to Statistics

 Semester Fall - 2020 Winter - 2020 Fall - 2019 Fall - 2018 Schools offering this subject Select school School of Arts and Science Last revision date May 25, 2020 1:51:15 AM Last review date Aug 3, 2020 12:15:13 AM

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.