STAT 041. Topics in Statistics

Graphical displays of information can improve our understanding of both data and statistical models. This course in the fall of 2020 will cover the most common forms of graphical displays and their uses and misuses. Students will learn how to create, critique, and present graphics in a concise and statistically sound way. Topics include: common data types and visualizations in R; incorporating statistical concepts such as transformations, smoothing, and uncertainty into visualizations; interactive graphics; and non-traditional types of data which may include time series, maps, networks, text, or images.

This is a project-based course and you are encouraged to bring your own ideas for datasets and research questions. You will leave the course with a portfolio of static and interactive visualizations, statistical writing, and presentations.
Prerequisite: STAT 021  or permission of the instructor.
Natural science and engineering.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Eligible for GLBL-Core
Fall 2020. Luby.
Fall 2021. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Mathematics and Statistics  
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