Statistics I: Introduction to Statistics

Summer
Summer 2017 (Second Session)
Olympia
Olympia
Evening
Evening
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 30
45
Credits per quarter

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Ever feel the need to question the reams of data that swirl around us every day? Want to develop tools that make you a more powerful presenter? Statistics is what you need! This course is an introduction to statistics for students with limited if any formal exposure to data and data analysis, and no experience with statistics. This class will introduce the student to the statistical process, including data collection, ways of organizing data, an introduction to data analysis, and an opportunity to learn how practitioners present their findings.  We will examine several case studies, explore how data is used in explaining unusual events, and develop a more critical understanding about how statistics allows us to understand the world around us.

Students who enroll for the 5 credit option will complete an additional project for the additional 1 credit. Students will also consider, in a short focus paper, the policy implications of a recent law (your choice) passed by the Washington State Legislature and explain those implications in terms of the background data. This exercise is meant to link the classroom work in Statistics to real world issues affecting the people of Washington State

This class meets the statistics prerequisite for Evergreen's MES and MPA programs.

45

Credits per quarter

Fields of study: 
Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 30
Evening

Scheduled for: Evening

Advertised schedule:

Mon and Wed 6-10p

Located in: Olympia

DateRevision
2017-05-045 credit option added