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    Western Michigan University
  Feb 21, 2018
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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STAT 3660 - Introduction to Statistics

An introduction to statistics for students in the biological and related sciences with an emphasis on the basic concepts and explanations of why things work. The focus is on quantitative reasoning and statistical thinking for making decisions and conjectures. This numerical art will be illustrated with a wide range of interesting problems. Topics include descriptive statistics like means, medians, standard deviation, percentiles; correlation and regression - interpretation and prediction problems; the normal and binomial distributions; law of averages; sampling variability and standard errors; inferential statistics to -confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses for one- and two-sample problems.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 1100 or MATH 1110 with a grade of “C” or better; or the equivalent or satisfactory score on the departmental placement exam.

Credits: 4 hours

Notes: Students can receive credit for only one of STAT 2160, STAT 2600, STAT 3640, or STAT 3660. This course satisfies General Education Proficiency 3: College-Level Mathematics or Quantitative Reasoning.

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