Our greatest challenge every day as decision-makers is making choices based on limited information. In this class we will explore exactly that challenge, using the concepts of inferential statistics. The class will discuss probability in the context of the likelihood of events occurring, and move on to testing hypotheses about these events. In this context, the class will work with several distributions, such as t, chi square, F as well as the normal distribution, and work with ANOVA and multiple regression. The class will finish with an introduction to non-parametric statistics. In addition, the students will consider journal articles and research concepts, and will prepare a small presentation using the concepts from the class.
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Environmental Policy and Science, Public Administration, Education, Scientific Research