Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Statistics
Office location and address
148 Amphitheater WayCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
Introduction to the probability and statistical theory underlying the estimation of parameters and testing of statistical hypotheses, including those arising in the context of simple and multiple regression models. Students will use computers and statistical programs to analyze data. Examples and applications are drawn from economics, business, and other fields. Students will not receive credit for both STAT 2120 and ECON 3710. Prerequisite: MATH 1210 or equivalent; co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in a discussion 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.