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Introduction to Statistics

Introduction to Statistics

Sophia's Introduction to Statistics course helps you gain mastery of the basic principles of statistics. In this course, you will learn a variety of topics, including statistical principles, research methodologies, data analysis, and hypothesis testing. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of these topics in statistics to everyday situations. Full Description

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by American Sentinel University
  • 3 semester credits at American Sentinel University
  • American Sentinel University Equivalency: MA215 Statistics

Category: Science, Mathematics, and Information Technology

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Description

Introduction to Statistics

Course Description
Sophia's Introduction to Statistics course helps you gain mastery of the basic principles of statistics. In this course, you will learn a variety of topics, including statistical principles, research methodologies, data analysis, and hypothesis testing. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of these topics in statistics to everyday situations.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 18 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 6 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand and identify key principles of statistical reasoning and statistical methods.
  • Apply concepts of data and data representation in a real world context.
  • Calculate variation and central tendency and recognize patterns in distributions.
  • Apply concepts of probability and risk in real life scenarios.
  • Determine correlation and causation and distinguish between them in context.
  • Apply concepts of hypothesis testing and utilize t-tests, z-tests, and ANOVA in real world situations.

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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by Keiona W. on September 18, 2020
Some gramatical errors. Also some errors with not typing correct number in examples, so can be confusing if you're not paying close attention to detail. Overall, easy to understand and follow course.
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by Miriam M. on September 18, 2020
great course...really have to watch the videos and make sense of the lessons.
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by Juel F. on September 18, 2020
Had a hard time with formulas, most of the time, formulas were described only through writing rather than just visually showing the numeral breakdown. A lot more time consuming than expected.
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by Tracy B. on September 18, 2020
This is not a course for everyone. Challenging yes, and I do need to be in the right frame of mind to complete it.
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by Deepak A. on September 18, 2020
Good course. SOme of the video lectures we exceptional - conducting different tests
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by Candice P. on September 18, 2020
This was by far the best experience I had and learned so much
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by Lakita C. on September 18, 2020
If math is not your thing you can still get through this course. It's not a fast pass. It might take extra time. There are ample explanations though you may have to watch more than one of the videos to get what you need. Still glad to take this course vs traditional in-class learning. Would love to earn my degree in this format. Good Luck To You!
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by April S. on September 18, 2020
I really enjoyed being able to take this course at my own pace!

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    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

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    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

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  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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