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    Macalester College
  Feb 20, 2018
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 153 - Data Analysis and Statistics

An introduction to basic concepts of data analysis and statistics in the spirit of the liberal arts. Emphasis on data analysis, model assumptions, and interpreting results. Examples and techniques drawn primarily from the social sciences. Major topics: uncertainty/variation, data acquisition, graphical techniques, descriptive statistics, exploratory versus confirmatory analysis, statistical inference. Recommended for students in humanities/fine arts/social sciences and/or those not planning to pursue careers in quantitative analysis; prospective economics majors are encouraged to take MATH 155 . Every semester. Prerequisite(s): High school algebra (4 Credits)