INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

  • Program: Math
  • Course: Introduction to Statistics
  • Course #: MATH2150
  • Credits: 3

Course Description

This is an introductory course in descriptive statistics, probability, and inferential statistics topics include statistical theory and experimental design, data analysis, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, basic probability, binomial and normal distributions, regression analysis and correlation, inference, and sampling methods. Additional topics may include chi-squared tests and analysis of variance.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Use vocabulary and formulas integral to statistics
Organize data
Analyze data
Construct statistical functions and graphs
Interpret statistical functions and graphs
Identify misleading graphs
Calculate measures of central tendency and dispersion
Interpret measures of central tendency and dispersion
Utilize counting techniques and probability formulas
Calculate mean, variance, and standard deviation of a binomial distribution
Identify properties of normal distribution
Apply the Central Limit Theorem to statistical inference problems
Perform hypothesis testing
Use basic principles of linear regression and correlation
Determine appropriate statistical tests to apply

Credit Details
  • Credits: 3
  • Credit Type: lecture
  • Lab Credits:  0
  • MnTC: 4
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on math assessment test OR MATH1700
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie