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Introduction to Statistics

Introduction to Statistics

Sophia's Introduction to Statistics course helps you gain mastery of the basic principles of statistics. In this course, you will learn a variety of topics, including statistical principles, research methodologies, data analysis, and hypothesis testing. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of these topics in statistics to everyday situations. Full Description

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  • 3 semester credits at Houston Community College
  • Houston Community College Equivalency: MATH 1342 Statistics

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This Introduction to Statistics Course uses problem-based learning that shows you how to apply your knowledge in real-world situations. Our Many Ways™ learning model feature multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all-around smarter way to learn.

Sophia's Introduction to Statistics Course helps you gain mastery of the basic principles of statistics. In this course you will learn a variety of topics, including statistical principles, research methodologies, data analysis, and hypothesis testing. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of these topics in statistics to everyday situations.

In Sophia's Introduction to Statistics Course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 18 Challenge assessments and 6 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand and identify key principles of statistical reasoning and statistical methods.
  • Apply concepts of data and data representation in a real world context.
  • Calculate variation and central tendency and recognize patterns in distributions.
  • Apply concepts of probability and risk in real life scenarios.
  • Determine correlation and causation and distinguish between them in context.
  • Apply concepts of hypothesis testing and utilize t-tests, z-tests, and ANOVA in real world situations.

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by Rebecca A. on January 18, 2020
There was only 1 instructor that was helpful in this class for people that have been out of school for so long. They should help teach on how to use a ti 84 and the excel to make it more helpful in learning how to do these problems.
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by Teresa H. on January 17, 2020
This is doable but challenging, especially unit 5. The tutorials are good and help get you through the material.
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by Esther Ann I. on January 17, 2020
Statistics was VERY difficult for me. Some of the tutorials were not very clear. I learned a lot from you tube. I am THANKFUL that I passed and THANKFUL to be past this part!
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by Jennifer W. on January 17, 2020
I am glad it is over!
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by Rinus M. on January 16, 2020
Great course!
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by Greg A. on January 15, 2020
Statistics was the hardest course I had. When looking at the people who take this course those older like myself was not even allowed to use a calculator in school so trying to figure out how to use a scientific calculator is nuts. The teachers who taught the material go through it so quick with maybe one example did not teach me anything. In order for me to figure out most of the answers I had to go straight to the challenge questions guess on the first question then try to figure out how to get the right answer. This class almost made me want to stop even trying to go to college.
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by BRANDI H. on January 13, 2020
Personally I found this course extremely difficult and not anywhere close to being an introduction course for someone with absolutely no knowledge of algebra it was very challenging for me to not just give up and the course is not set up for someone like me that is unknowledgeable in all things algebra.
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by Brian D. on January 12, 2020
This was a miserable experience.

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    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

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