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Foundations of Statistics

Foundations of Statistics

Sophia's Foundations of Statistics course teaches foundational skills that will enable you to be successful in a college level Statistics course. You will learn about fundamental concepts in statistics such as central tendency, variation, correlation, probability, and statistical analysis. Full Description

2 semester credits

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Category: Math and Science

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Description

Foundations of Statistics

Course Description
Sophia's Foundation of Statistics course teaches foundational skills that will enable you to be successful in a college level Statistics course. You will learn about fundamental concepts in statistics such as central tendency, variation, correlation, probability, and statistical analysis.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 6 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 2 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Evaluate statistical methods
  • Calculate probability, measures of central tendency, and measures of variation
  • Interpret descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Apply statistical concepts in context

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

Reviews

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257 Student Reviews
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by angela f. on June 1, 2020
Not as bad as I expected. Take quick notes about each challenge the milestones are about the same and so is the final.
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by Melissa G. on May 31, 2020
This was an intense course. Keep an open mind and don't be afraid of common sense. I am happy I was able to get through this on my own. Bachelor's here I come! Thank you Sophia.
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by Shauna D. on May 29, 2020
I would have liked to work with data more. For instance, determining confidence interval ranges, and the margin of error - rather than having these simply given to me in examples. I do not think the Type I and Type II errors chapter was written clearly, and I believe some explanations in regards to the correct answers to test questions about these errors were inaccurate and contradictory (e.g. see the question regarding Type I error in the final milestone; the correct answer does not match the explanation as to what the correct answer should be). Nevertheless, I overall found this to be a good review of statistics.
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by tikia c. on May 29, 2020
it was a little out of order but it was okay i think maybe the topic itself for me was just a little difficult
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by Amanda H. on May 28, 2020
This course gave a good overview of introductory statistics. I've studied statistics before, which I believe helped me pay special attention to the important parts of each module. Without prior knowledge I'm not sure if all the important tidbits would stick out. I felt the practice modules helped a lot with the tests. There were some typos and one problem with an exam that I thought was wrong, which I reported. Other than that I enjoyed the refresher!
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by Diana K. on May 28, 2020
Thank you!
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by Malvia C. on May 28, 2020
Love this course!! Thank you Sophia
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by LORETA D. on May 27, 2020
It kinda made sense for experiment and research purpose, can we have a tutor explaining the process like in the beginning, i used a lot of youtube video to understand the 2nd half. thanks you so much it a great time restarting my mind since this is my first.

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