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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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by Karlie G. on December 9, 2018
So glad I was able to take this course to fulfill my math requirement for my school as well as fulfill some supporting requirements for my degree. It was somewhat difficult to continue from where I began during the summer into the school year. I am so grateful that Sophia allows some extensions, it is nice that they are understanding in that way.
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by Abigail P. on December 5, 2018
This course was set up very well! I liked how it was set up with the option to flip between the question and the lessons. It was a very nice course and I would take another course on this platform if offered again.
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by Jessica R. on December 2, 2018
I really liked the format for this class! By far, the best online class platform I have ever taken
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by Zachary M. on November 29, 2018
Not enough explanation of the mathematical concepts
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by Tina M. on November 28, 2018
This was difficult to accomplish without excel or a scientific calculator. I highly recommend purchasing one before getting into this course.
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by Dennis M. on November 26, 2018
This was difficult to follow at times. Stay with it and you will be fine in the end and glad you did it. good luck
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by David J. on November 24, 2018
Was both challenging and very informative. I feel like i have a decent groundwork layed out for me to take more statistics related courses in the future.
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by Eric S. on November 14, 2018
Too challenging for an introductory course. Many questions are also misleading.

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