Aug 03, 2021  
Catalogue 2021-2022 
Catalogue 2021-2022
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MATH 141 - Introduction to Statistical Reasoning

Semester Offered: Fall or Spring
1 unit(s)

The purpose of this course is to develop an appreciation and understanding of the exploration and interpretation of data. Topics include exploratory data analysis, basic probability, design of studies, and inferential methods including confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing. Applications and examples are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines. When cross-listed with biology, examples are drawn primarily from biology. Statistical software is introduced and used.  Computationally less intensive than MATH 240 . Ming-Wen An, Jingchen Hu.

Prerequisite(s): Three years of high school mathematics.

Not open to students with AP credit in statistics or students who have completed ECON 209  or PSYC 200 : those students should instead consider MATH 242 . Not recommended for students who have taken a semester of calculus: those students should instead consider MATH 240 .

In certain semesters, one section may be cross-listed with BIOL 141 .

Three 50-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS

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