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# Department of Statistics

## Stat 201

201—Elementary Statistics. (3) (Prereq: MATH 111 or 115 or STAT 110, or consent of department) An introductory course in the fundamentals of modern statistical methods. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, random sampling, tests of hypotheses, estimation, simple linear regression, and correlation.

Course Homepage: Recent Course Syllabus

Usually Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters

Purpose: To give students from throughout the university a non-calculus based introduction to the application of modern statistical methods including descriptive and inferential statistics. To show students that statistics is an important research tool. Minitab statistical software is used throughout the course.

Current Textbook: (AF) - Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data (2nd ed.), by Agresti and Franklin, Pearson Education, Inc, 2009.

 Topics Covered Chapters Time Descriptive statistics including graphical and numerical methods AF 1,2 2 weeks Simple linear regression and correlation AF 3 1.3 weeks Basic probability: sample space, laws of probability, conditional probability, tree diagram, independence AF 5 1 week Discrete random variables, mean and variance, binomial distribution AF 6 1 week Continuous random variables, normal distribution AF 6 1 week Sampling distributions of sample mean and sample proportion, central limit theorem AF 7 1.3 weeks Point and confidence interval estimation of mean and population, t distribution AF 8 1.7 weeks One sample hypothesis tests for mean and proportion, p-values AF 9 1.3 weeks Comparing two treatments, independent and dependent sample designs AF 9 2 weeks

The above textbook and course outline should correspond to the most recent offering of the course by the Statistics Department. Please check the current course homepage or with the instructor for the course regulations, expectations, and operating procedures.

Contact Faculty: Maureen Petkewich