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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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by Hannah G. on September 21, 2020
It's a hard class, but much easier than what my university would've been.
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by Dana M. on September 21, 2020
Statistics was a hard course for me. But the tutorials and the counselors would not let me fail despite me balancing my full time job and kids. This is an awesome site. Very grateful.
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by Kassandra B. on September 20, 2020
Not an easy class to take in this setting. Wording of some questions just made it more difficult then it had to be.
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by Bea Mikaela B. on September 20, 2020
I've understood more from this course than I ever did in high school! Definitely a challenging course but it helped me a lot in understanding statistics.
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by Shaneil S. on September 20, 2020
This course had some times where the explanations were vey detailed, but other times when I felt the explanations were not as detailed.
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by Tellette M. on September 20, 2020
Very good learning experience! Much better than dragging it on in a classroom.
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by Chanvuthy C. on September 20, 2020
Tough course, but learned so much
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by LISA C. on September 20, 2020
Some tutorials were amazing and taught ways to do the problems with technology while other sections I would end up having to use multiple tutorials to teach me how to do something. With a subject that relies on technology so heavily while it is awesome to be taught how to do something long hand, learning how to input with the technology would have helped a great deal for any future classes.

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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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