100(300). Introduction to Statistical Reasoning. (4). (NS).
This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of statistics. Course topics include methods of collecting, analyzing and summarizing data (with special emphasis on graphical techniques), statistical reasoning as a means of learning from observations, and techniques for dealing with uncertainty in drawing conclusions from collected data. Basic fallacies in common statistical analyses and reasoning are discussed. Alternative approaches to statistical inference are also discussed. The course emphasis is on presenting basic underlying concepts rather than on covering a wide variety of different methodologies. The course format is lecture, with a weekly one-hour laboratory. Evaluation is based on three evening midterms and a final examination. [Cost:2] [WL:3]
412. Introduction to Probability and Statistics. Prior or concurrent enrollment in Math. 215 and CS 283. No credit granted to those who have completed 311 or 402. (3). (Excl).
The objective of this course are to introduce students to the basic ideas of probability and statistical inference and to acquaint students with some important data analytic techniques, such as regression and the analysis of variance. Examples will emphasize applications to the natural sciences and engineering. There will be regular homework, including assignments which require the use of MTS, two midterms, and a final exam.
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