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Introduction to Statistics

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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253 Student Reviews
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by Jennifer M. on October 11, 2018
Some of the tutorials were great but showing more on the use of technology in statistics would be even better.
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by Brianna H. on October 8, 2018
Thank you!
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by Christopher S. on September 30, 2018
This course is much longer than Intro to Business, IT & Managing Conflict by far. Also, in my opinion, this is not an intro to statistics and dives way deep into statistics. For some subjects, you had to watch all the instructors to make sure you get all the information needed for the tests. I did fail one unit milestone and was able to retake it. They love trick questions.
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by Victoria K. on September 27, 2018
The course was great over all though I would recommend that the few tutorials that do not have Sophia Tutorials have them created because two of the instructors were very difficult to follow in both their videos and the transcripts.
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by Grace H. on September 27, 2018
I put 2 stars because I do not like using the word hate. It is not that I hated the class. Math is my poor subject. Always has been. It was challenging but the staff with Sophia have been more than amazing and I am so happy they provide this service for students! If you're not good in math, just be prepared. Use the resources you are given like tutoring, online help, etc.
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by Kristine H. on September 25, 2018
It was ok, I used some Khan Academy videos as supplements.
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by Haley S. on September 25, 2018
This course gets harder at the end, but you are supplied with everything you need to succeed. As someone who struggles with math, I would say this is definitely the way to go!
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by Ryan D. on September 19, 2018
I love Sophia classes. This one was one of the hardest I've taken though. It started off easy, but got a lot harder towards the end. Still, passing the exams and the milestones was still fairly easy, even if you don't understand all the information. I'm definitely glad I didn't take this course in a real classroom; virtual rocks!

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