# STAT 130: Introduction to Statistics for the Life Sciences

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### Course Prerequisites

Grade of C or better in Math 110 (Intermediate Algebra) or appropriate score on the department placement test.

### Course Description

STAT 130 is an introductory course in statistics intended for students in the field of life sciences.

Topics discussed include displaying and describing data, the normal curve, regression,

probability, statistical inference, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests with applications in

the real world. Students also have the opportunity to analyze data sets using technology.

### Credit Awarded

4 hours of credit (some exceptions noted below)

Credit is not given for STAT 130 if the student has credit for STAT 101.

### Course Materials

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#### Textbook

*The Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences* (4th Edition) by Baldi and Moore.

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Chapter | Topics |
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1 | Picturing Distributions with Graphs |

2 | Describing Quantitative Distributions with Numbers |

3 | Scatterplots and Correlation |

4 | Regression |

5 | Two-Way Tables |

6 | Samples and Observational Studies |

8 | Designing Experiments |

9 | Essential Probability Rules |

10 | Independence and Conditional Probabilities |

11 | The Normal Distributions |

12 | Discrete Probability Distributions |

13 | Sampling Distributions |

14 | Introduction to Inference |

15 | Inference in Practice |

17 | Inference about a Population Mean |

18 | Comparing Two Means |

19 | Inference about a Population Proportion |

20 | Comparing Two Proportions |