This course studies the fundamentals of statistics, including probability, the laws of chance, statistical measures (mean, mode, median, scatter, standard deviation, skewness) and descriptive statistics (with attention to frequency distributions, and the use and interpretation of tables, graphs and charts), statistical distributions (BinomialPoissonNormal), statistical analysis (with attention to correlation analysis and statistical significance), and statistical inference (with attention to sampling techniquesconfidence levels and sample size). Students will be introduced to the differing uses of statistics: how natural and social scientists, businesses and governments use statistics in their own ways, for their own purposes.

Skill Level: Beginner