MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics • 5 Cr.
Emphasis on gathering and interpreting data. Material has applications in the medical fields, as well as the Social Sciences. Fulfills the quantitative or symbolic reasoning course at BC. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment or MATH 098 with a C or better, or MATH 078 with a C or better.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Appropriately display data, describe data with numerical summaries, and use correct vocabulary to describe patterns and trends. Identify and describe sampling methods, types of observations studies, and experiments as well as types of bias.
- Choose and perform the correct calculations for situations involving probabilities from discrete and continuous distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.
- Interpret results and clearly state conclusions