Prerequisite: STAT 346 or permission of instructor.
Course Description: Application of basic statistical techniques. Focus is on the problem (data analysis) rather than on the theory. Topics include descriptive statistics; exploratory data analysis; sampling distributions; one- and two-sample tests and confidence intervals for means, medians, proportions, and variances; and goodness-of-fit tests. Normal theory is introduced first with discussion of what happens when assumptions break down. Alternative robust and nonparametric techniques are presented.
Notes: Certificate program students granted credit for only one of STAT 535 or 554.
When Offered: Fall, Spring