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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Feb 23, 2018
Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics

5 credits
This course covers the organization and graphical representation of data, measures of central tendency and variation, basic probability theory, discrete probability distributions and the binomial formula, the normal distribution, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, correlation, and linear regression.

Prerequisites: MATH 098  recommended or MATH 099  (or equivalent placement score for MATH& 146)
Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course the students will be able to:

  • Organize and graph data using scatterplots, histograms, and boxplots
  • Calculate mean, standard deviation, z-scores, and percentile values
  • Solve problems using the basic elements of probability theory, such as sample spaces, the addition rule, and the multiplication rule
  • Calculate the mean and standard deviation of a probability distribution
  • Calculate expected value
  • Calculate probabilities using the binomial probability formula
  • Calculate probabilities and find percentile values using the normal distribution and the central limit theorem
  • Construct and interpret confidence intervals
  • Perform hypothesis tests
  • Measure and test for correlation
  • Use regression equations to make predictions