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Instructor: Wei Zhao

Course STA 2023 Statistical Methods
Reference # 572209
Credits 3
Author: Mario Triola
Title: Course Compas for Elementary Statistics, 11th Edition
Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0-321-570898
Author: Mario Triola
Title: Elementary Statistics w/ MyMathLab, 11th Edition
Publisher: Pearson

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Prerequisites MAT1033.
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Description This course will introduce students to statistical methods. Students will learn topics to include collecting, grouping and presenting; measures of central tendency and dispersion; probability; testing hypotheses; confidence intervals; and correlation.

Competency 1:  
The student will be able to demonstrate, basic knowledge of statistical terms.

Competency 2:  
The student will be able to describe, explore and compare data by:

  1.  Constructing and interpreting frequency tables and graphs such as bar graphs, pie charts and stem and leaf plots.
  2. Computing and interpreting the measures of centrality: the mean, median, mode and midrange.
  3. Computing and interpreting the measures of dispersion: The range, variance and standard deviation.

Competency 3:
The student will be able to apply the measures of position by:

  1.  Computing z-scores.
  2. Applying the Empirical Rule to the Normal Distribution.
  3. Applying the Chebyshev’s Rule to the Non-Normal (or unknown) Distributions. 

Competency 4:
The student will be able to apply the counting principles by:

  1.  Defining the Fundamental Counting Principle.
  2. Computing the possible outcomes of compound events.
  3. Computing Combinations and Permutations.

Competency 5: The student will have a working knowledge of basic probability theory, including being able to:

  1. Describe a sample space and an event.
  2. Calculate probabilities of simple, compound and conditional events.

Competency 6:
With respect to random variables, the student will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between discrete and continuous random variables.
  2. Construct a probability distribution for a discrete random variable and be able to compute its mean and standard deviation.
  3. Compute probabilities for random variables having a binomial distribution.
  4. Compute probabilities for random variables having a normal distribution.
  5. Apply the Central Limit Theorem.
  6. Approximate the Binomial Probability using the Normal Distribution

Competency 7:   
The student will be able to construct confidence intervals, relative to:

  1. A single mean with population standard deviation known and unknown.
  2. A single proportion.
  3. The difference between two means.

Competency 8: 
The student will be able to apply hypothesis test procedures by:

  1. Identifying Type I and Type II errors.
  2. Identifying and interpreting p-values.
  3. Testing a single mean for large or small samples.
  4. Testing the difference between two means.
  5. Testing a single proportion.

Competency 9: 
The student will have a basic understanding of how to deal with bivariate data, including:

  1. Being able to construct and interpret a scatter-plot.
  2. Being able to compute and interpret the linear correlation coefficient.