Course Introduction

In this course, students will develop the skills necessary to examine basic statistical terminology; develop pictorial and analytical distributions; and use a calculator to calculate measures of central location and measures of variation.

Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Present data in a readable form.
  • . Calculate measures of central locations and measures of variation.
  • . Find appropriate samples.
  • Solve probability problems and make decisions based on given probabilities.
  • Present various types of distributions and calculate their mean and standard deviation.



Texts and References:

• Statistics by David Freedman.
• Statistics without Tears Derek Rowntree. Penguin Books.
• Statistics for the Terrified Gerald Kranzler and Janet Moursund. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 1995.
• A First Course in Business Statistics 6e James T. McClave and P. George Benson. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 1995.
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• Basic Statistics for the Social and Behavioural Sciences George M. Diekhoff. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 1996