Role in CurriculumServes as both an introduction to statistics and an introduction to using computer software to
solve problems in statistics
Learning Goals and Assessment Plans
|Learn to summarize data numerically and|
graphically for exploratory data analysis
|When the class is being assessed, the final exams|
will include embedded questions to assess student
performance on these topic-specific learning
goals. Instructors will tally their students'
scores on these questions, and will forward this
data to the chair of the department pre-major
|Learn about issues involving non-normal data,|
data collection, and design of experiments
|Learn the fundamentals of probability to be able|
to describe a random sample using proper
mathematical language and to compute values
related to random samples, especially Binomial
data and normal data.
|Learn inferential techniques for univariate|
tests, linear regression, and other models,
including an understanding of the importance of
assumptions and proper interpretation of results.
May include discussion on non-parametric
alternatives and computational approaches.
When assessment activities are done, the results will be summarized in memorandum form and filed with the department chairperson for record keeping
Information obtained from assessment will be used to assess and self-reflect on the success of the course and to make any necessary changes to
improve teaching and learning effectiveness.
Last updated Mon May 24 14:48:07 2010