QMX 211. Introduction to Statistics

The course involves analysis of descriptive statistics. Emphasis is placed on graphical methods, measures of central tendency, measures of variability and their application to the “real world.” Major emphasis is placed in presenting an introduction to probability and its applications. Random variables and their distribution are discussed along with mathematical expectation and useful discrete probability distributions. The course concludes with a detailed discussion of the normal probability distribution, sampling distributions and the use of confidence intervals for statistical inference. Computer usage is required throughout.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: MATH 122 or MATH 151 and IT 120 or IT 104.