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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

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by Continents State University
  • 2 semester credits at Continents State University
  • Continents State University Equivalency: BUS 1030: Introduction to Financial Accounting

Category: Math and Science

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Accepted for transfer by Continents State University.

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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.

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by Christopher F. on January 23, 2021
I really love this course.
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by PARIS M. on January 21, 2021
Thank God!
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by Emily D. on January 19, 2021
There some typos in the challenges causing a little confusion, otherwise it all finally clicked at the very end!!
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by Patrick E. on January 18, 2021
This was a great class. I little tough.
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by charlotte R. on January 16, 2021
I really enjoy this class and learn a lot
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by Daniel B. on January 15, 2021
There are a number of apparent mistakes in the course materials and the questions are a test of logic, rather than of the learning...for example, you could ask me if something is true or not but you actually make the question artificially difficult by poor phrasing: "is it not untrue that it is false..." etc. It was harder to work out what you were asking than to answer the question.
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by Lynn G. on January 11, 2021
Interesting, rather difficult, class. A nice intro into statistics. Take notes!
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by Crystal H. on January 11, 2021
OMG!! This was extremely challenging for me, someone who hates math and hasn't even thought of a math problem in over 30yrs, However your tutorials were EXCELLENT!!! The open book milestones where very helpful, I was actually still learning while taking the Milestones!!.. Thanks Sophia for a great experience, I look forward taking future classes.

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