STA453 - Statistics

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Subject Title

Subject Description
This one semester course provides an introduction into statistical methods for the sciences. In particular, the focus of the course will be on promoting an understanding of the theoretical foundation of basic statistical methods, as well as competence in conducting and interpreting basic statistical tests. Topics will be covered in class as time permits. Generally, the course will follow the layout of the textbook. Students are responsible for all material that is discussed in class or assigned (including material from the text and from other sources).

Credit Status
Students enter this course with some prior knowledge of the following topics from MTH 273:

  1. Types of variables;
  2. Frequency distributions;
  3. Measures of central tendency;
  4. Measures of distribution;
  5. Probability;
  6. Normal distribution curve;
  7. Standard errors;
  8. Hypothesis testing.

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

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Identify different types of variables;
  2. Understand and apply descriptive analysis and presentation of single and bivariate data
  3. Analyze and interpret the distribution of one variable;
  4. Analyze and interpret relationships between two variables;
  5. Understand fundamentals of probability;
  6. Interpret and apply probability distribution;
  7. Apply the central limit theorem to problems of basic statistical analysis;
  8. Conduct and understand t-tests;
  9. Conduct and understand hypothesis testing.
  10. Conduct and understand analysis of variance

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