IDS 138 (QA*) Introduction to Applied Statistics (1)
This course introduces students to the logic and procedures of descriptive and inferential statistical analysis as they applied in social and natural sciences. It emphasizes quantitative reasoning skills involving assessment of data quality, original analysis, careful interpretation of claims and effective communication appropriate to reading and preparing both popular press and scientific reports. Topics include correlation/regression, ANOVA, and selected non parametric procedures, with statistical software used to support systematic attention to graphical exploration, power, effect size, and confidence interval estimation. Applications will cover multiple disciplines but will give added attention to examples from the natural sciences.