Statistics

http://courses.soe.ucsc.edu/courses/ams5/Winter12/01

HOURS: 10:00 - 11:45; Tu. and Th.

ROOM: Humm. Lect. 206


 

Statistical methods are useful in dealing with situations that are subject to uncertain outcomes. We will develop skills that will allow for the incorporation of the uncertainty into the analysis of quantitative problems.

This course is an introduction to statistical methods/reasoning, including descriptive methods, data-gathering (experimental design and sample surveys), probability, interval estimation, significance tests, one- and two-sample problems, categorical data analysis, correlation and regression. Emphasis will be placed on applications to the natural and social sciences.

We will keep the level of mathematical formality as low as possible putting emphasis in the development of ideas and the communication of them by the use of charts and graphical displays.

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