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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 Herzing University
  • 3 semester credits at Herzing University
  • Herzing University Equivalency: MA 320 Statistics

Category: Math and Science

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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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2368 Student Reviews
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by Alice N. on October 17, 2020
This was incredible, finding Sophia Learning was the best thing in my life. Thanks a million.
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by Jennifer F. on October 17, 2020
This was a hard class
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by Cole C. on October 17, 2020
Great course but fair warning, if you suck at math, like I do, this course is TOUGH! I do feel like it was chalk full of good info and very little "fluff" so I know it was a good use of my time!
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by Rebecca D. on October 17, 2020
This course was difficult for me. In learning, I felt like I did not have enough practice on new concepts to truly understand the material. There were several errors in the milestones that affected my answers as well as in the course material. All things considered, I felt like finding information to go back and rework problems was good. I would suggest a single PDF of the whole course would be great.
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by Christy G. on October 17, 2020
Sophia Learning is a phenomenally inexpensive way to work through your general ed courses. Be aware of many typo's, in a stat's class, this can be detrimental if you don't have a solid understanding of the course work. Typos are in the practice milestones, milestones, and even in the final. Overall, a fairly easy course to follow and o on my own. I appreciate the multiple video instructors and learning platforms. There could be opportunity to practice each area of learning, rather than just three questions.
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by Rachel M. on October 17, 2020
please include video clips for visual learning
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by Jessica I. on October 17, 2020
I learned a lot, although some of the tutorials are off topic and difficult to follow.
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by George A. on October 16, 2020
Very challenging. I am terrible with math but the videos helped from Catherine! (I think that was her name.)

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    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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