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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 Rasmussen
  • 4 quarter credits at Rasmussen
  • Rasmussen Equivalency: Lower Division: General Education - Math/ Natural Science

Category: Math and Science

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Description

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 Rebecca L. on October 20, 2020
Although I had a migraine after each challenge and milestone, I found myself applying statistical analysis to my everyday life. Great course overall.
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by Douglas M. on October 19, 2020
This class was the hardest and most challenging class I have ever taken. I've always struggled with algebra, word problems, and calculations of this caliber. I'm confident now within my ability to understand statistical mathematics and how I can apply this information to my job.
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by Ksenia E. on October 19, 2020
This is one of the toughest classes on Sophia I've taken. There are multiple errors in Venn Diagram Challenge Questions and Answers. I've contacted Live Chat Support to report these errors but frankly representative didn't care. They refused to take any action and inform their learning ream instead they offered me to do it myself. Well, thanks. What is your function then! Student takes personal time to reach out to communicate curriculum error but sent "elsewhere" with their findings. Highly unprofessional live support. The course is fine, just be ready to get the wrong answer even if your calculations are correct, due to errors in challenge questions.
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by Ashlee M. on October 19, 2020
All I can say about this course it gave me a headache math is not my subject but i did it
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by Moses N. on October 19, 2020
This is a difficult course, if you are not strong in Math I would pass and do in class learning.
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by JATON C. on October 19, 2020
super hard
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by Michelle H. on October 19, 2020
This course was really difficult and challenging. If math is your weakness this will be time consuming and will require a lot of patience.
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by Samira B. on October 18, 2020
I found this course to be extremely difficult. Although, the video tutorials help some it was very challenging to me.

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    A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.

    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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  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.

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