This course is an introduction to statistics for students with limited mathematical skills, little 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 common events, and develop a more critical understanding about how statistics allows us to understand the world around us. (Note: Please bring a calculator.)
This class will be conducted entirely online, using Zoom. To participate in the class you will need a personal computer and an internet connection. Your computer will need to have voice capability (most have a built-in mike) and if possible a video camera. (Again, many already do.) The class materials will be posted on Canvas, the College’s online platform. You will be able to link to the class Zoom room through the Canvas site, where the sessions will be listed.
Our approach will emphasize participation in synchronous (live) sessions; however, if students find themselves unable to participate due to technology, caregiving obligations, economic disruption, health risk, or illness, they can work with faculty to pursue alternate options to earn related credit.
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Environmental Policy and Science, Public Administration, Education, Scientific Research