This course surveys descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on practical applications of statistical analysis. The principles of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data are covered. In addition, this course examines the role of statistical analysis, statistical terminology, the appropriate use of statistical techniques, and interpretation of statistical findings through the applications and functions of statistical methods.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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Topics and Objectives
Introduction to Statistics
- Distinguish among the types of data.
- Distinguish observational studies from designed experiments.
- Identify sampling methods.
- Explain experiment design.
- Develop a frequency distribution based on raw data.
- Create a graphical representation of data.
- Interpret a graphical representation of data.
- Calculate mean, median, and mode for ungrouped data.
- Calculate range, variance, and standard deviation for ungrouped data.
Correlation and Regression
- Develop a simple linear regression equation.
- Predict the value of Y' for a given value of X using a simple linear regression equation.
- Determine the strength of the linear relationship between two variables.
- Compute and interpret probabilities.
- Distinguish between the terms probability distribution and random variable .
- Compute probabilities of outcomes for binomial experiments.
- Compute probabilities of a Poisson probability distribution.
- Describe the properties of the normal distribution.
- Calculate probabilities for means and proportions based on a normal distribution using a z table.
- Determine the appropriate confidence interval to construct.
A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.
This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.
- MTH/219 - Introduction to College Algebra OR
- MAT/002 - Math Placement Exam B OR
- a minimum of 2 college credits that demonstrates math proficiency
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