Introduction to Statistics
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3
  • Lab: 1.5 (biweekly)

Numerical and visual exploratory data analysis; probability models; point and interval estimation; bias and mean squared error of estimators; single-sample, paired and two- sample inference and hypothesis testing; introduction to experimental design and analysis of variance; introduction to goodness of fit and categorical data analysis; a thorough development of the simple linear regression model.

Additional Course Information
MA240, MA241, BU205/EC205, BU255/EC255, EC285, [Note: Students holding credit in statistical quantitative methods courses other than those listed above are strongly advised to consult with their home departments before registering in ST260.]

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision April 15, 2015: ST260 New course; effective September 1, 2015.