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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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91 Student Reviews
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by Corey S. on September 22, 2016
I never thought I would enjoy statistics!
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by Susan O. on September 20, 2016
Difficult to learn without instructor.
Sophia replied on September 20, 2016

Hi Susan -- Congratulations on your successful course completion! While this course is not instructor-led, it does come with Learning Coach support and the addition of free tutoring from our partners at SmarThinking. These resources are designed to help students grasp the difficult higher level concepts in this course.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Raphael A. on September 10, 2016
The concepts were presented in way that was easy to understand. I used the written parts from Sophia as foundation and watched the videos if anything was unclear. It was a nice way to fill potential gaps.
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by Jenny B. on September 7, 2016
The course is very informative and taught very well. The practice quiz and practice milestones really help with understanding the coursework. Its not an easy class but if you study a few hours per day it will come naturally.
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by Laray H. on September 1, 2016
sometimes just the tutorials were not enough if I did not have a book already it would have been harder.
Sophia replied on September 13, 2016

Laray - congratulations on your successful course completion! While a textbook is not required for a Sophia course, if it helped you, then we are glad you used it as a resource. Sophia tutorials, coupled with our Learning Coach team's help, are designed to teach the concepts that are tested within the course. Congratulations again and thank you!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Peter A. on August 27, 2016
This is a very difficult course to take. My only complaint is that during the challenges, perhaps show how to get the correct answer if it was wrong.
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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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