Spring 2015 quarter

Taught by

economics, political economy, statistics


One quarter of introductory probability and statistics.

Ours is a data-rich world. The importance of being able to use, analyze and interpret data is increasingly crucial. This program builds on your prior background in statistics to take the next steps: figuring out what quantitative information you need, creating systems to collect it and using advanced methods to uncover hidden patterns or test hypotheses. In addition to analytical techniques like regression and factor analysis, we will study topics in sampling and research design and follow current controversies dividing the data world, like the battle between Bayesians and frequentists and the dispute over experimental methods in policy evaluation.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

any field that uses quantitative information, such as business and management, economics, health, law and public policy, philosophy of science, political economy, political science, psychology and sociology.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day


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Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online:


Date Revision
April 2nd, 2014 This program has been cancelled.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Spring)

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Signature Required

Students must have the equivalent of an introductory course in probability and statistics. Please email the faculty ( with the name and authors of the textbook used.

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