Sep 19, 2021  
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MATH 142 - Statistical Sleuthing: Personal and Public Policy Decision-Making in a World of Numbers

1 unit(s)
The world inundates us with numbers and pictures intended to persuade us towards certain beliefs about our health, public policy, or even which brand of product to buy. How can we make informed decisions in this context? The goal of this course is for us to become statistical sleuths who critically read and summarize a piece of statistical evidence. We read articles from a variety of sources, while using basic statistical principles to guide us. Course format: mixture of discussion and lecture, with regular reading and writing assignments. The Department.

Open only to first-year students; satisfies the college requirement for a First-Year Writing Seminar.

Three 50-minute periods.

Not offered in 2020/21.

Course Format: CLS

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