Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Mathematics 141. Introductory Statistics

Strongly recommended for social science students. This course aims to answer several profound questions: Given the impossibility of collecting complete data, how do we accurately answer questions about a large population of people, industrial products or mechanical devices? How do we test interesting hypotheses which apply to a large group? On each space flight, the Challenger had a one in 15 chance of a failure of a critical part–how do we understand a statement such as this? The notions of confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and probability provide a framework for answering these and other questions. May not be counted toward the mathematics major.