Statistics 200

STAT 200: Introduction to Statistics

Credit Hours: (3)

Introduction to statistical methods; descriptive statistics, normal distribution, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.

Note(s): Students who have received credit for any of STAT 205, 208, or 211 may not receive credit for STAT 200. This course has been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Mathematical Sciences College Core B.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

The following topics in probability and statistics will be covered:

a)Graphical methods of displaying data
b) Descriptive statistics
c) Binomial and other discrete distributions
d) Normal and other continuous distributions
e) Point and interval estimation
f) Hypothesis tests based on one and two samples
g) Simple linear regression and correlation
i) Applications to health-related fields, business, social science, and daily life
j) Contingency tables (time permitting)


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Most instructors will use the lecture method. Some may require students to work together in small groups. In all sections, students will be asked to work problems assigned as homework. Scientific calculators and/or computer software will be used. This course requires a TI-83, TI-83+, or TI-84+ calculator.


Goals and Objective of the Course

To develop the skills and techniques for students to be able to analyze data using standard statistical methods.

Students will be able to use the tools of mathematics and quantitative reasoning to conceptualize and solve problems.


Students will be able to:

a. identify and interpret relationships among numeric, symbolic, and graphical information

b. generate mathematical models using numeric, symbolic, and graphical information for use in real-world applications

c. solve problems using numeric, symbolic, and graphical information


Assessment Measures

Graded tasks may include tests, quizzes, homework exercises, computer assignments, class participation and attendance.


Other Course Information


Review and Approval

Sept. 2001 Review Stephen Corwin, Chair