Introduction to Statistics

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Statistics

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Cannot be credited together with ST130. This course emphasizes descriptive statistics and basics of probability theory that includes descriptive statistics: collection and organization of data; measures of positions, central tendency and dispersion; probability: probability measures, independent events, conditional probability, random variables and their mean and variance; binomial and normal distributions, normal approximation to binomial; hypothesis testing: sampling distributions, sampling distribution of means, t-distribution, chi-square distribution; tests of significance for means, proportions, goodness of fit, association of attributes and homogeneity of proportions; correlation and regression.

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