This course gives an introduction to statistics. Main themes are descriptive statistics, probability and hypothesis testing. Formulas and formal procedures play an important role, but the emphasis is on developing statistical literacy and critical thinking.

Course content

  • Graphical and descriptive statistics
  • Random samples and populations
  • Discrete and continuous random variables
  • Probability
  • Statistical models
  • Estimation
  • Confidence intervals
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Correlation and regression
  • Chi square tests


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