Statistics 204

Elementary Statistics

Course Description

An introduction to data analysis and statistics, including exploratory data analysis, inference for numerical and categorical variables, and regression.

Assessment Goals

This course satisfies the G5Q requirement for graduation, and as such it is structured to meet the four broad goals of this requirement:

For assessment, certain exercises on tests will be structured to evaluate how well you are meeting these goals.


Statistics, The Art and Science of Learning from Data, 3nd Edition,
by Agresti and Franklin,
Pearson, 2013


Course Notes

Part 1: Gathering and Exploring Data Part 2: Probability, Probability Distributions, and Sampling Distributions Part 3: Inferential Statistics Part 4: Analyzing Association and Extended Statistical Methods

Additional Materials

Online Courses and Reference Materials

R Programming

Further Reading


Chris Parrish
Office: Woods Laboratories 120

Office Hours

Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Fridays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

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