Statistics and Research Design, Introduction

Summer 2017 quarter (First Session)

Taught by

political science and economics

This class covers key statistical concepts at the conceptual and computational level with an emphasis on how statistics is used in research in natural and social sciences.  Important elements of research design are covered in the class. Descriptive and inferential statistical tests are covered including scales of data, measures of central tendency, normal distributions, probability, chi square, correlation and linear regression, tests of hypothesis, and Type I and Type II errors. Students will develop a clear understanding of introductory statistics and the ability to correctly interpret findings found in journals, newspapers, books and your own research and data collection. The class meets the statistics prerequisite for MES and MPA programs at Evergreen and most other graduate schools with a statistics prerequisite.

Program Details

Fields of Study

environmental studies mathematics

Preparatory For

business, government, policy and environment


Summer Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

6-10p Mon/Wed

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning