MATH 117. Introduction to Statistics for Natural Science Majors

This non-calculus-based study of statistics includes descriptive methods, basic probability theory, some design and data-collection issues, and procedures for statistical inference.  Topics on statistical inference include confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for means and proportions, chi-squared tests, and one-way and two-way ANOVA.  Emphasis is on set-up and interpretation rather than on computation, with a significant reliance on computer software and/or statistical calculators for the "number crunching" portion of the analysis. Students may not receive credit for both MATH 107 and MATH 117.  MATH 117 includes all content in MATH 107, but moves at a faster pace to allow for the inclusion of the ANOVA topics. 
Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
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