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Introduction to Statistics

Sophia's Introduction to Statistics course helps you gain mastery of the basic principles of statistics. In this course, you will learn a variety of topics, including statistical principles, research methodologies, data analysis, and hypothesis testing. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of these topics in statistics to everyday situations. Full Description

3 semester credits

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This Introduction to Statistics Course uses problem-based learning that shows you how to apply your knowledge in real-world situations. Our Many Ways™ learning model feature 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 Introduction to Statistics Course helps you gain mastery of the basic principles of statistics. In this course you will learn a variety of topics, including statistical principles, research methodologies, data analysis, and hypothesis testing. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of these topics in statistics to everyday situations.

In Sophia's Introduction to Statistics Course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 18 Challenge assessments and 6 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand and identify key principles of statistical reasoning and statistical methods.
  • Apply concepts of data and data representation in a real world context.
  • Calculate variation and central tendency and recognize patterns in distributions.
  • Apply concepts of probability and risk in real life scenarios.
  • Determine correlation and causation and distinguish between them in context.
  • Apply concepts of hypothesis testing and utilize t-tests, z-tests, and ANOVA in real world situations.

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85 Student Reviews
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by Czarina E. on August 20, 2016
loved the different videos and the easiness of this course. would definitely recommend!
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by Kristen E. on August 19, 2016
A lot of information, but the last section had half of it. The end was tough
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by Helen P. on August 17, 2016
great overall but unit 6 materials were very confusing.
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by Mariano M. on July 18, 2016
Really nice course and lessons learned. I much enjoyed it!
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by Lauren N. on July 18, 2016
Amazing!
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by Alison P. on July 14, 2016
The tutorials seemed to jump around even though I was going through them in order. But overall this was a good course and I was able to learn a lot.
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by Angela E. on July 12, 2016
Thank you! Great course!
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by Lance C. on July 11, 2016
Wasn't easy, and got harder as the process went along. Ultimately, the final ID verification milestone ONLY tests you on milestone questions that you have gotten right, so if you keep that in mind, it's not as stressful. I do feel that more "notes" should be allowed on the final milestone, as well as more time. Overall, a good experience and a great way of meeting some of the required classes you may need.

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