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
One credit

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. Construct relevant graphs and descriptive statistics given a set of sample data to observe the properties of the sample.
  2. Relate probability theory and statistical concepts to describe discrete and continuous probability distributions, and sampling distributions.
  3. Construct confidence intervals using sample data to estimate values of population parameters.
  4. Solve for the sample size necessary to estimate a given population parameter.
  5. Design hypothesis tests to test claims about population parameters, goodness of fit, or relationships between variables.

Essential Employability Skills
    •  Execute mathematical operations accurately.

    •  Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

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