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Introduction to Statistics

Introduction to Statistics

Sophia's Introduction to Statistics course helps you gain mastery of the basic principles of statistics. In this course, you will learn a variety of topics, including statistical principles, research methodologies, data analysis, and hypothesis testing. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of these topics in statistics to everyday situations. Full Description

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by Colorado Technical University
  • 4.5 quarter credits at Colorado Technical University
  • Colorado Technical University Equivalency: MATH301: Data Driven Statistics or MATHELE: Mathematics Elective

Category: Math and Science

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Accepted for transfer by Colorado Technical University.

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Description

Introduction to Statistics

Course Description
Sophia's Introduction to Statistics course helps you gain mastery of the basic principles of statistics. In this course, you will learn a variety of topics, including statistical principles, research methodologies, data analysis, and hypothesis testing. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of these topics in statistics to everyday situations.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 18 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 6 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand and identify key principles of statistical reasoning and statistical methods.
  • Apply concepts of data and data representation in a real world context.
  • Calculate variation and central tendency and recognize patterns in distributions.
  • Apply concepts of probability and risk in real life scenarios.
  • Determine correlation and causation and distinguish between them in context.
  • Apply concepts of hypothesis testing and utilize t-tests, z-tests, and ANOVA in real world situations.

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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by Chelsea E. on September 24, 2020
Typos in tutorials and quizzes made learning challenging. Not all information was provided that was needed to learn concepts- I had no clue that "e" was another constant value like pie... had to google it. Formatting of graphics displayed in tests were not adequate. I was not able to view any of the full images of the graphics unless trying to drag them across the screen- then could view but faint. Can't complain too much for a free course :)
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by Mardi M. on September 23, 2020
OK - You need to read to the end here. I am surprised I am giving this course 5 stars - it was HARD! I struggled the whole way, and took several lessons more than once. I will admit I am happy it is complete and I will be enjoying a well earned adult beverage as soon as I hit send on this review. Seriously - I am thankful for how the information was presented. On several modules I had to watch all of the tutorials to see how the different instructors presented the information. The toos are all "here" if you need them. I finished this course with only 3 days to spare (note - I work full time and go to school full time, so time is valuable) Don't be foolish to think this is an easy course, you will earn it before it's done.
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by Brian P. on September 23, 2020
Very difficult course and a ton of information to go through.
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by LaShawn H. on September 23, 2020
THIS WAS CHALLENGING
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by Zerlinda A. on September 23, 2020
This was a tough course, but I really enjoyed it.
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by Daniel D. on September 23, 2020
By far the hardest course I had the pleasure of taking. It requires you to use and memorize what formulas matter and what to get the right measure of statistics. It also explains all of those telemarketers that call you all hours of the day!
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by Vanderson G. on September 23, 2020
Very tiring and with many tricks.
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by Caroline N. on September 23, 2020
This was the perfect course for someone who is challenged in statistics. The practice questions and test were very helpful in taking the tests.

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