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An appropriate thing to say regarding this course might be Welcome to the wonderful world of data!  Why?  Well, the focus of STAT 117 Introduction to Statistics will include organizing, exploring, and presenting data using tabular and graphical forms.  Reading newspapers and magazines, exploring information related to other disciplines on the Internet, and even watching the evening news programs, you will find data and this data will be analyzed and presented using statistical techniques, many of which you will learn about in this course.  Reading one of the many medication advertisements in magazine, you will find that sampling techniques are used to to create the groups on which these medications were tested and statistics regarding the performance and side effects of these medications are presented.  If you play the lottery or you buy raffle tickets, having knowledge of probability will help you to determine what, if anything, you might expect to win.  Having knowledge of how to analyze, organize, and present data, some basic knowledge of probability, familiarity with various distributions, an understanding of sampling and the design of experiments as well as for hypothesis testing and the use of confidence intervals, and correlation and regression will be helpful to you in your studies in any discipline that necessitates the use and analysis of data -- and might help you to get a better-paying job in the future too.


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Course Documents:

  • Syllabus:  Please carefully read the course syllabus.  This document provides information about the course, the required textbook, assignments, online discussions, examinations, the grading policy, and the make up policy (there are no make up assignments or examinations).

  • Weekly Work:  Weekly Work provides information regarding your weekly responsibilities -- the course topics, readings, and practice exercises on which you should be working, when the online discussions and assignments are due, and when examinations are administered.   Download the Weekly Work document as you must use it throughout the course.

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Exams:  The dates for the two (2) examinations and the cumulative final examination are listed below.  These examinations will be submitted via Canvas.

  • Exam I (Chapters 1, 2, and 3): Wednesday, June 8, 2022
  • Exam II (Chapters 5, 6, and 7): Friday, June 24, 2022
  • Final Exam (Chapters 1 10): Tuesday, July 12, 2022


Asking questions is important. Keep in mind that there is no such thing as a stupid question.

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