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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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52 Student Reviews
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by cynthia g. on May 2, 2016
I really love the way that Sophia did this course. It made everything easy to learn!
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by Devin S. on May 1, 2016
Unit 6 needs better tutorials. All in all sophia was a great way to get the necessary prerequisite for grad school. Thank you.
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by Victoria G. on May 1, 2016
Good overall. I found the rounding thing a bit taxing however, when I addressed my concerns there were met with understanding and professionalism.
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by Ekaterina V. on April 30, 2016
Thank you for all help and support !!!
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by Deidre F. on April 27, 2016
Thank you
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by Verdine R. on April 23, 2016
Many thanks to the Sophia Team and God bless!
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by Michelle R. on April 12, 2016
I really like the way Sophia sets up the courses. They made the process of taking the course easy to follow. The Intro to Stat. class was not very difficult. The first 5 units went by quickly and painlessly. The last (6th) unit was more difficult. I don't think the information was too hard but the way it was laid out and separated into MANY tutorial, which were not very straight forward, made it pretty frustrating. If the 6th unit was revamped I would give the course 5 out of 5 stars.
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by Regina D. on April 12, 2016
The instructors and tutorials were very helpful

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