math 231: Elementary Statistics (3)


Course Prerequisites/Corequisites: MATH 133.

Course Description:

Basic statistics topics presented for students planning to work in health-related fields. Three hours of lecture per week. * Listed as MATH 1342 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.*

Required Reading/Textbook: Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, 7th Edition by Larson and Farber.  ISBN-13: 9780134683416

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Summarize and interpret sets of qualitative and quantitative data.
  2. Compute and interpret descriptive statistics on data sets.
  3. Use the base rules of probability to compute the probability of an event.
  4. Compute and interpret the expected value and variance of a random variable.
  5. Use the binomial probability function and the binomial tables to obtain probabilities.
  6. Construct and interpret an interval estimate of a parameter.
  7. Use sample results to test hypothesis about a parameter.

Major Assignments/Exams

  • Homework
  • Quizzes
  • Exams
  • Final Exam

List of Discussion/Lecture Topics

  1. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS (Weeks 1-3)
    • Introduction to Statistics
    • Descriptive Statistics
  2. PROBABILITY AND PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS (Weeks 3-7)
    • Probability
    • Discrete Probability Distributions
    • Normal Probability Distributions
  3. STATISTICAL INFERENCE (Weeks 8-13)
    • Confidence Intervals
    • Hypothesis Testing with One Sample
    • Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples
  4. MORE STATISTICAL INFERENCE (Weeks 14-15)
    • Correlation and Regression
    • Chi-Square Tests and the F -Distribution

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