Statistics and Reasoning

Course Code: NATS 1500 M 3.0

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Course Description:

Logic is the science of reasoning from premises that are either true or false. Statistics is the science of reasoning under uncertainty. Understanding the principles of statistical reasoning is becoming increasingly crucial, not only for professionals like scientists, engineers and financial analysts but also for anyone striving to be an informed and intelligent citizen. Knowing statistical reasoning will help you see through the fog of information like claims for new products ranging from drugs to air bags. It will also help you understand key social controversies such as why the world financial meltdown is being blamed on a poor understanding of statistical concepts. The course will emphasize ideas and graphics instead of formulas. Some computing will be required, but all of it will be taught during the course. Evaluation is based on assignments, a class test, a project involving the analysis of real data and a final exam.

Course Format:

Three lecture hours and one hour tutorial or computer lab.

Course Credit Exclusions:

SC/MATH 1532 3.00. NCR: students who have passed or are taking HH/PSYC 2021 3.00, HH/PSYC 2022 3.00, SC/BIOL 2060 3.00, AP/ECON 2500 3.00, AP/ECON 3470 3.00, AP/ECON 3480 3.00, AP/ECON 3500 3.00, AP/GEOG 2420 3.00, SC/GEOG 2420 3.00, HH/KINE 2050 3.00, HH/KINE 3150 3.00, SC/MATH 1131 3.00, GL/MATH 1610 3.00, SC/MATH 2500 3.00, SC/MATH 2560 3.00, SC/MATH 2565 3.00, SC/MATH 2570 3.00, AP/POLS 3300 6.00, AP/SOCI 3030 6.00, GL/PSYC 2530 3.00, AP/ADMS 2310 3.00, SB/MGMT 1050 3.00.

Mathematical Content:

The course assumes high school algebra to the level of grade 11.

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