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Dec 11, 2023
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# APST 207 - Practical Statistics

(3 units)
Oriented towards those with no prior introduction to concepts of probability and statistics. Emphasis on usefulness of statistics through business, health, behavioral and environmental applications.

Prerequisite(s): ACT Math score of 22 or SAT Math score of 500 or revised SAT Math score of 530 or Accuplacer QAS of 276 and AAF of 263 or MATH 120  or MATH 126  or higher.

Units of Lecture: 2
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 1
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. organize data, identify and distinguish case/units from variables, identify types of variables/levels of measurement; justify choice of statistics, compute statistics, identify results, design and create appropriate graphics/visualizations and tables for descriptive statistics, report and interpret descriptive statistics orally and in writing.
2. identify and distinguish Type I and Type II errors in novel applications.
3. provide a foundation (including interpreting a verbal description of a research problem into statistical terms), formulate hypotheses, evaluate alternative candidate statistics (including the assumptions) and defend their choice. Statistics include 1-sample Z tests, difference-of-means tests (“t-test”), regression, chi-squared, and, where appropriate, non-parametric analogs.
4. compute the statistical analyses chosen in SLO 3, identify relevant estimates in output of a statistical package or spreadsheet, correctly assess the implications of the results for the hypotheses; design and create appropriate graphics and tables; estimate and interpret the magnitudes of associations using both point estimates and confidence intervals; report results orally and in writing.

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