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# STAT 2050 - Fundamentals of Statistics

This course presents the central ideas of descriptive statistics and statistical inference, including graphs, averages, sampling, estimation, hypothesis-testing and relationships between variables. A statistical software package is introduced. Students cannot receive credit in more than one of the following: STAT 2050, STAT 2070.

Credits: 4

Instructional Method Lecture and Lab

General Education Requirement: Math Reasoning
Comments: This course may be used for the quantitative reasoning requirement at UW.

Prerequisites:
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus Algebra OR MATH 1000 Problem Solving OR MATH 1450 Pre-Calculus Algebra & Trigonometry OR Math Placement Level V

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of STAT 2050 Fundamentals of Statistics, the student will:

1. Make inferences about a population based on sampling.
2. Interpret measures of center and variability.
3. Interpret the coefficient of correlation.
4. Interpret linear regression from populations or samples.
5. Predict the probability or likelihood of an event.
6. Interpret statistical data in graphic formats.
7. Interpret statistical data in tabular formats.
8. Differentiate between discrete and continuous probability distributions applying appropriate statistical techniques.
9. Apply standard statistical tests for quantitative response variables.
10. Apply standard statistical tests for qualitative response variables.
11. Analyze data and distributions measuring the goodness of inferences and generating samples using statistical software packages.
12. Apply the Central Limit Theorem.