STAT 001. Statistical Thinking

Statistics provides methods for collecting and analyzing data and generalizing from these results. Statistics is used in a wide variety of fields, and this course provides an understanding of the role of statistics in these fields and in everyday life. It is intended for students who want an appreciation of statistics, including the ability to interpret and evaluate statistical claims critically but who do not imagine they will ever need to carry out statistical analyses themselves. (Those who may need to carry out statistical analyses should take STAT 011 .) This course cannot be counted toward a major in mathematics, is not a prerequisite for any other course, and cannot be taken for credit after or simultaneously with any other statistics course, including AP Statistics and ECON 031 .
Prerequisite: Four years of traditional high school mathematics (precalculus).
Natural science and engineering.
1 credit.
Catalog chapter: Mathematics and Statistics  
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