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Foundations of Statistics

Foundations of Statistics

Sophia's Foundations of Statistics course teaches foundational skills that will enable you to be successful in a college level Statistics course. You will learn about fundamental concepts in statistics such as central tendency, variation, correlation, probability, and statistical analysis. Full Description

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  • 2 semester credits at United States Sports Academy
  • United States Sports Academy Equivalency: Math

Category: Math and Science

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Description

Foundations of Statistics

Course Description
Sophia's Foundation of Statistics course teaches foundational skills that will enable you to be successful in a college level Statistics course. You will learn about fundamental concepts in statistics such as central tendency, variation, correlation, probability, and statistical analysis.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 6 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 2 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Evaluate statistical methods
  • Calculate probability, measures of central tendency, and measures of variation
  • Interpret descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Apply statistical concepts in context

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

Reviews

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329 Student Reviews
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by Tamara B. on July 6, 2020
This was a tough course, but I learned a lot.
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by Absalom S. on July 6, 2020
Difficult course. Not a lot of concrete explanations but I managed to get through it. Be prepared to utilize notes and previous documents!
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by Kaylee R. on July 6, 2020
This course consisted of 5 challenges, 2 milestones, and 1 final milestone that were all open book. It was challenging, and some questions required formulas/equations to solve, but they were fairly simple. I do believe that this course could've gone more in-depth, but other resources are available (Khan Academy, YouTube, etc.) for additional help with material. I would recommend taking this course before Intro to Statistics.
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by Al B. on July 6, 2020
Ties up concepts neatly. You can push from here on to an advanced level of Stats, as you'll understand the basics.
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by Judy D. on July 5, 2020
I enjoyed this course.
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by Jesiah R. on July 5, 2020
Great refresher on statistics and very easy and convenient course to take.
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by Vivien L. on July 5, 2020
Very important information presented however, in a confusing manner.
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by Jonathan H. on July 3, 2020
Love the ease of navigation throughout the course. Thank you!

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