2022 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL REASONING AND ANALYSIS
A course on the principles, procedures and concepts surrounding the production, summarization and analysis of data. Emphasis on critical reasoning and interpretation of statistical results. Content includes: probability, sampling, and research design; statistical inference, modeling and computing; practical application culminating in a research project.
INTRODUCTION TO R
This course will cover basic topics in R, a statistical computing framework. Topics include writing R functions, manipulating data in R, accessing R packages, creating graphs, and calculating basic summary statistics.
This course will cover the basics of statistical testing, regression analysis, experimental design, analysis of variance, and the use of computers to analyze statistical problems. This course contains a writing component.
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE
An introduction to applied experimental design with emphasis on the construction of causal knowledge, analytical techniques, and statistical publication requirements. Topics include single and multiple factor, randomized block, and repeated measure designs; model selection, underlying assumptions, inference, diagnostics, multiple comparison procedures, confidence intervals, effect sizes, and difficulties in applied research settings. The R computing platform will be used.