Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Statistics
Office location and address
148 Amphitheater WayCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
These statistics classes are for students in the UVA Edge program. They help students develop critical data analysis skills for academia, the workplace and life. See https://edge.virginia.edu/ for details.
Introduction to the probability & statistical theory underlying the estimation of parameters & testing of statistical hypotheses, including those arising in the context of simple & multiple regression models. Students will use computers & statistical programs to analyze data. Examples & applications are drawn from economics, business, & other fields. Students will not receive credit for both STAT 2120 & ECON 3710. Highly Recommended: MATH 1210 or equivalent; Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in a lab section of STAT 2120.
Most elementary statistics courses start with a technique & present various surface level examples. This course will use relatively complicated data sets and approach them from multiple angles with elementary statistical techniques. Simulation techniques such as the bootstrap will also be used. Conceptual discussion in lectures is supplemented with hands-on practice in applied data-analysis tasks using R statistical software. Prerequisite: An introductory statistics course.