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PSY 230 Introduction to Statistics
 Credit Hours:  3 Effective Term: Fall 2010 SUN#: None AGEC: Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures Times for Credit: 1 Grading Option: A/F Cross-Listed:

Description: Descriptive statistics, probability and application, probability distributions of random variables, inferencial statistics, and statistical decision-making.

Prerequisites: MAT121 and RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Compare and contrast various statistical terms and operations.
2. (Application Level) Solve problems using operations descriptive statistics applied to data arrays within certain population parameters, including calculation of central tendencies, variance and correlations.
3. (Application Level) Demonstrate applications of fundamental aspects of estimation, discrimination and the predictive power of statistical procedures.
4. (Evaluation Level) Interpret statistical data/reports of scientific writings.
5. (Application Level) Apply problem solving techniques based on inferential statistics to hypothetical situations.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. When given hypothetical situations and supplied data bases, apply proper statistical techniques.
2. Compare and contrast the use of statistical terms and operational methods in oral or written discourse.
3. Participate in discussions and identifications of current situations that could be solved through statistical procedures.
4. When given data reports from scientific journals or other acceptable sources, interpret results using appropriate terminology in written and oral discourse.