MATH 247

Introduction to Statistics


4.0 hours lecture per week.
Associate Degree Applicable.
Prerequisite: MATH 126B or MATH 127 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

Presents a study of basic descriptive and inferential statistics designed to prepare students for work in the fields of economics, business, psychology, education, mathematics and applied science.
Transfer: CSU; UC (For UC, 4 credit maximum between MATH 236 and 247).


Course Outline

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:
 
 1. Calculate summary measures including point and interval estimators of population parameters and
      interpret them.
 
 2. Calculate probabilities for various experiments including experiments where counting formulas are
      required.
 
 3. Describe sampling variability and how it applies to a real-world estimation problem.
 
 4. Perform a hypothesis test to answer a specific research question and interpret the results.
 
 5. Calculate and interpret measures of association between two variables.


Revised December 9, 2010