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Math 134 - Elementary Statistics

BiologyElementary Statistics includes elements of descriptive and inferential statistics, including data collection, experimental design, graphical and numerical summaries, regressions analysis, probability, reliability measures, regression analysis, inference on one and two samples, inference on categorical data and ANOVA. 

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What to Expect

Statistics uses math, mainly probability, but common sense and good judgment are at least as important as math in most good statistical work.  Statistics will remind you more of a logic course - figuring out what's valid to conclude from a given set of evidence, and what's not valid - than a math course.  A long time ago (in the late 1700s) a really good mathematician Pierre Simon de Laplace, put it best:

"Statistics is common sense reduced to calculation."