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Cornell University    
  Feb 17, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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PAM 2100 - Introduction to Statistics

Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: Human Ecology students.

T. Evans.

The course introduces students to standard methods of describing and analyzing data, probability theory, statistical inference, and ordinary least squares. Students will learn to describe data with summary tables and charts, understand and apply probability theory to data, understand sampling distributions, conduct hypothesis tests, estimate regressions, and interpret statistical findings. Students will also learn to use the basics of Excel to analyze data.

Outcome 1: Describe large datasets using summary statistics including both central tendencies and spread.

Outcome 2: Use probability theory to evaluate the expected value of future events.

Outcome 3: Use inferential statistics tools to conduct hypothesis tests about proportions, means, and multiple means.

Outcome 4: Estimate basic regressions using both bivariate and multivariate ordinary least squares.

Outcome 5: Write an original research paper using a difference-in-difference estimator.

Outcome 6: Use Excel to conduct basic statistical, data, and graphical analysis.

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