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# MATH 2453 - Statistics for Renewable Resources

## Mathematics Part-time Studies Course

### School of Computing and Academic Studies

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# Course Details

An introductory level course in statistics. Includes descriptive statistics; measures of central tendency, variation and skewness; probability laws and distributions; inferences from one and two samples; correlation and regression; estimation of sample size; hypothesis tests from large and small samples; estimation of parameters from various sampling designs. These methods are applied to examples chosen from the Renewable Resources field.

MATH 1451

## Credits

5.0

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# Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

• Demonstrate the application of statistical methods to problems of estimation and hypothesis testing in the Renewable Resources field.
• Present an organized summary of the basic statistical properties of a data set, and draw appropriate conclusions from it regarding a related population.
• Explain the meaning and importance of the underlying assumptions behind the statistical procedures commonly used in the Renewable Resources field.

To accomplish the above, the student will study and apply:

• Various statistical charts including the stem and leaf plot, histogram, pareto chart, pie chart, box and whisker plot, and scatterplot.
• Frequency distributions and grouped data; understand class limits, boundaries and marks.
• Statistical measures including those of:
• Central tendency: mean, median, mode, mid-range, weighted mean;
• Position: quartiles, percentiles;
• Variation: range, inter-quartile range, standard deviation, coefficient of variation;
• And skewness.
• Probability (independence, conditional probability, addition and multiplication rules, sample spaces).
• Discrete probability distributions such as the binomial and Poisson distributions.
• Sampling, randomness, the difference between a sample and a population, use random numbers to choose a sample.
• Continuous probability distributions, such as the normal, t, and Chi-Squared distributions and use the applicable statistical tables, the normal approximation to the binomial distribution, central limit theorem.
• Sampling methods, including:
• Computation of sampling error and confidence limits, use of the finite population correction,
• Estimation of sample size with and without the finite population correction.
• Hypothesis testing for one- and two-sided alternatives. The cases studied are:
• One and two sample tests for the mean and proportion,
• Chi-Squared tests for independence and goodness-of-fit, contingency tables.
• Linear regression and correlation techniques, compute and interpret linear regression and correlation coefficients from a set of data.
• Statistical functions on an electronic calculator including means, standard deviations, sums and sums of squares.
• Use spreadsheet and statistical software to do statistical data analysis.

Effective as of Fall 2014

# Related Programs

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