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Introduction to Statistics

Introduction to Statistics

Sophia's Introduction to Statistics course helps you gain mastery of the basic principles of statistics. In this course, you will learn a variety of topics, including statistical principles, research methodologies, data analysis, and hypothesis testing. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of these topics in statistics to everyday situations. Full Description

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  • 5 quarter credits at Walden University
  • Walden University Equivalency: Statistics or Math and Natural Science (STAT 2001 or MNTR)
  • Category: Math and Science

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This Introduction to Statistics Course uses problem-based learning that shows you how to apply your knowledge in real-world situations. Our Many Ways™ learning model feature multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all-around smarter way to learn.

Sophia's Introduction to Statistics Course helps you gain mastery of the basic principles of statistics. In this course you will learn a variety of topics, including statistical principles, research methodologies, data analysis, and hypothesis testing. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of these topics in statistics to everyday situations.

In Sophia's Introduction to Statistics Course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 18 Challenge assessments and 6 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand and identify key principles of statistical reasoning and statistical methods.
  • Apply concepts of data and data representation in a real world context.
  • Calculate variation and central tendency and recognize patterns in distributions.
  • Apply concepts of probability and risk in real life scenarios.
  • Determine correlation and causation and distinguish between them in context.
  • Apply concepts of hypothesis testing and utilize t-tests, z-tests, and ANOVA in real world situations.

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434 Student Reviews
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by Renee H. on July 18, 2019
There were several times where there was a mathematical symbol used with no explanation of what it meant
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by Christopher B. on July 17, 2019
I thought it would be easy due to the challenges but this is actually a hard class and requires much studying.
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by Melissa R. on July 16, 2019
This was by far the most difficult course to follow. The tutorials and examples given did not match how they were asking you to solve each question. At times, you had to answer incorrectly just to be able to see a break down of how you needed to solve the equation, since no good example was shown.
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by Caitlin N. on July 16, 2019
definitely challenging. My only request from this course is to show many different ways to solve the question, rather than just one way with a scientific calculator. other than that, this class definitely kept me on my toes and I am very blessed to have passed.
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by Savannah B. on July 15, 2019
challenging, but easy enough to learn the material
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by Carnolds P. on July 14, 2019
Learned a lot!! :) very easy to follow
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by Thomas M. on July 13, 2019
I found this course to be exceptionally challenging, especially the final milestone. I would like to suggest that besides the glossary and tutorials being listed, that all the formulas also be listed with a brief description to provide students to refer back to during exams. I know some are listed under each unit glossary but one with all of them listed so student don't need to remember what unit to go back to to find the right one. In all, this was a great learning experience.
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by Jairo G. on July 11, 2019
This course was extremely difficult. The videos did help alot but I'm mostly thankful to God for helping me through this course.

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