Probability and Statistics for HSI and MOVES

Course #OS3111

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


Non-calculus based introduction to basic probability theory and statistics for the non-statistician. Descriptive statistics and graphical techniques. Probability rules including Bayes Rule and independence. Discrete and continuous distributions (Boolean, geometric, binomial, exponential, normal). Expected values, quantiles, variance, covariance, correlation. Expected values and variance of linear combinations of random variables, notably the sample mean. Central Limit Theorem. Student's t-distribution and test, normalization (z-scores), confidence intervals, and introduction to hypothesis testing for the one sample data set, including categorical data. Additional topics may include paired designs, contingency tables and chi-squared test. Prerequisites: None.

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  08 Dec 2023

    Last day of classes

  •  12 Dec 2023 – 14 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter final examinations

  •  15 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter graduation

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