MTH 243 Introduction to Statistics

Emphasizes interpretation of statistical results. Focuses on sampling procedures, experimental design, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistical techniques to analyze survey and experimental data from a wide range of fields in science and social science. Includes basic concepts in graphical interpretation of one and two variable data, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals for means and proportions, and hypothesis testing. 




MTH 095 or MTH 105 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AAOT Science/Math Non Lab, AAS Math/Computation, AS Math, AGS Math/Science, AAOT Math


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Use summary statistics and graphical displays to summarize important features of a data set, including distribution and measures of center and spread. Select the correct probability distribution for a variety of discrete and continuous random variables, and then use the distribution to compute an appropriate probability. Demonstrate understanding of the concept of the sampling distribution of a statistic by describing the behavior of the sample mean. Apply confidence intervals and hypothesis tests to make inferences about populations. Apply linear regression to bivariate data to determine the strength of correlation and make predictions.