An Introduction to Statistics

Stanford Continuing Studies

Stanford Continuing Studies

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About the course

Statistics are used everywhere in our professional and personal lives: research, government, business, sports, and media, to name just a few sectors. Why? Because statistics fundamentally allow us to better understand data and draw more intelligent conclusions from information. This course will help students make sense of the data that they encounter. The course is designed for students who are proficient in basic math, including algebra, but would like to build a stronger foundation in statistics and its applications. It will take a practical approach to statistics, focusing on examples rather than theory. For example, coin-flipping, card games, and rolling dice will be used to teach probability. Instruction will be a mix of lecture to introduce concepts, small-group problem-solving, and a walk through real-world examples including polls and surveys, manufacturing processes, on-time performance, vehicle recalls, and aerospace, among others. Through these examples, students will also develop a critical eye to help them identify when statistics are being used inappropriately. Sampling and probability, descriptive statistics, discrete and continuous random variables—with a focus on the normal distribution, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression—are the specific topics the course will cover.

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