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Foundations of Statistics

Foundations of Statistics

Sophia's Foundations of Statistics course teaches foundational skills that will enable students to be successful in a college level Statistics course. Students 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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Using problem-based learning and real-world situations, this course teaches you how to apply knowledge in practical and relevant contexts. Our Many Ways™ learning model features multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all-around smarter way to learn.
Sophia's Foundation of Statistics course teaches foundational skills that will enable students to be successful in a college level Statistics course.  Students will learn about fundamental concepts in statistics such as central tendency, variation, correlation, probability, and statistical analysis.
In Sophia's Introduction to Statistics Jumpstart course, you will complete a series of formative and summative assessments comprised of 6 Challenge assessments and 2 Milestone assessments, tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Inferential Statistics

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79 Student Reviews
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by Makiko T. on June 15, 2019
Easy to follow. Enjoyed the course very much!
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by Pamela S. on June 9, 2019
Thank you for all your help and date extensions.
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by Megan E. on June 3, 2019
Harder than it looks
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by Chelsea B. on May 30, 2019
I like the videos and how it is written out. It caters to visual and audial learners. I liked this course very much.
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by Ebone T. on May 30, 2019
Note: Print off practice test results it helps when taking exams.
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by Rolland M. on May 22, 2019
This course is tougher, but once you grasp the concept it all makes sense.
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by Jessica L. on May 19, 2019
The instructor was really good. I enjoyed the videos. However, I did not like the fact that while doing the milestones some of the explanations given had steps in the equations that I did not receive within the videos or in the PDF file. I am happy I passed,
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by Olga R. on May 8, 2019
I took a statistics course before and encountered an epic fail but this class helped me to understand why we even need statistics. Dan Laub is my favorite teacher. Thanks!!!! Olga

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