Course participants will be given access to a private discussion board. In class discussions led by the instructor, you can post questions, seek clarification, and interact with your fellow students and the instructor. Register Now.
Discussion among participants is encouraged. The instructor will provide answers and comments, and at the end of the week, you will receive individual feedback on your homework answers. Time Requirement :About 15 hours per week, at times of your choosing.
See our guide to how our introductory courses fit together and how they match up to traditional college courses. Level: Novice, prerequisite: These are listed for your benefit so you can determine for yourself if you have the needed background, whether from taking the listed courses, or by other statistical background is required. Independence, samples and populations, random Sample, parameters and parameter estimates, wEEK 3: Testing a hypothesis. Variation, testing via simulations, median test, testing via a theoretical probability distribution, chi-squared goodness-of-fit test. Homework: Homework in this course consists of short answer questions to test concept and guided data analysis problems using software. Course Text: The text is, statistics: Making Sense of Data, by Stout, Marden and Travers. It will be provided in electronic form. Software: No software is required for this course. Students will be given access to an Excel add-in (Windows only) called Box Sampler that will run many demos to illustrate course concepts.
Credit: Students come to the Institute for a variety of reasons. As you begin the course, you will be asked to specify your category: You may be interested only in learning the material presented, and not be concerned with grades or a record of completion.