

Course ID:  STAT 6210. 3 hours. 
Course Title:  Introduction to Statistical Methods I 
Course Description:  First course on statistics emphasizing applications in social,
behavioral sciences. Covers elementary topics, one and two
sample inference, simple linear regression, some categorical
data analysis. Uses pointandclick statistical software.
Provides preparation for Introduction to Statistical Methods II. 
Oasis Title:  Intro to Statistical Methods I 
Duplicate Credit:  Not open to students with credit in STAT 6310, STAT 6315 
Semester Course Offered:  Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year. 
Grading System:  AF (Traditional) 

Course Objectives:  Students will be able to compute, visualize, and interpret
basic descriptive statistics for quantitative and categorical
variables. They will also understand basic probability and how
to use the normal and binomial distributions. Students will be
be able to make inferences about proportions and means for
one and two sample data via hypothesis tests and confidence
intervals, and they will learn how to compute and interpret
chisquare tests for twoway tables. Students will also be able
to estimate and interpret correlation coefficients and simple
linear regression models.
This is the first of a twocourse sequence on applied statistics
at an introductory level which emphasizes applications in the
social and behavioral sciences. Those with some previous
training in statistics who wish to cover this material in one
semester course (e.g., students in experimental disciplines)
should consider Statistical Methods for Researchers instead. 
Topical Outline:  This course will cover principles of sampling, descriptive
statistics, basic probability, binomial and normal
distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals,
and hypothesis testing about means and proportions for one and
two samples, chisquare tests, correlation, and simple linear
regression. 