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Statistics (STAT)

STAT 250 (GQ) Introduction to Biostatistics (3) Statistical analysis and interpretation of data in the biological sciences; probability; distributions; statistical inference for one- and two-sample problems.

STAT 250 Introduction to Biostatistics (3)
(GQ)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

STAT 250 is a standard first course in statistics, with an emphasis on applications and statistical techniques of particular relevance to the biological sciences. Students who have successfully completed this course will understand basic concepts of probability and statistical inference, including common graphical and numerical data summaries; notions of sampling from a population of interest, including the sampling distribution of a statistic; construction and interpretation of confidence intervals, test statistics, and p-values; and connections between probabilistic concepts such as normal distributions and statistical inference. They will recognize various types of data, appropriate statistical methods to analyze them, and assumptions that underlie these methods.


General Education: GQ
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Quantification
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 021 or higher

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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