STAT 251

Statistics Programming I

2 Undergraduate credits
Effective May 9, 2013 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course covers basic statistical programming techniques in data manipulation, data exploration and graphing using the statistical software SPSS. Topics of this course include reading raw data, reading data from files, saving formatted output, data transformation, data file manipulation, and generating statistical graphs and descriptive statistics. This course builds on the knowledge learned in STAT 201 (Statistics I).

Prerequisites

Special information

Note: First day attendance required except by instructor permission.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Read data from different sources and save data with desired format using computer software.
  • Manipulate data using computer software.
  • Reconstruct a data file in a computer software.
  • Visualize a data set by generating graphs.
  • Calculate basic statistics using computer software.
  • Understand the syntax of a statistical programming language.
  • Have a deep understanding what type of visual and quantitative representations are appropriate for a dataset.
  • Generate a report showing basic exploration of a dataset.