Statistics I: Introduction to Statistics

Summer 2017 quarter (Second Session)

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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.

Program Details

Fields of Study



Summer Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Mon and Wed 6-10p

Online Learning

No Required Online Learning


2017-05-045 credit option added