Elementary Statistics
TeachersTSUMURA KentaStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 1st semest [General Basic Subjects]
CategoryGeneral Basic Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number0G131

Course Description

 This is an introductory course on statistical concepts, probability theory, and methods to interpret statistical data.
 For the beginners of statistics, this course introduces basics of statistics such as probability distribution, mean value, standard deviation, and correlation.

Course Objectives

1. Understand basic perspectives and knowledge in statistics and probability theory.
2. Acquire basic principles to calculate and summarize data.
3. Acquire basic skills to interpret and discuss statistical data.

Grading Policy

Your overall grade in this class will be decided based on the following:
 - midterm exam: 20%
 - term-end exam: 30%
 - homework assignments and short paper: 50%

Textbook and Reference

TextbookNo textbook is required.


 To prepare each class, read the handouts up-loaded to LMS in advance and check technical terms and formulas.
 After each class, review the class and do homework assignments.


 This course uses LMS. Handouts will be up-loaded to LMS in advance of the class. Students must print out and bring handouts to the class by themselves.
 This course assumes no prior knowledge of differential and integral calculus but requires fundamental knowledge of high school algebra.
 In this course, students are required to bring a calculator with square root button to use on exams and quizzes.
 The schedule is subject to change due to circumstances.


2history of probability theory and statistics
3classifications of data and levels of measurement
4probability distribution
5mean, median, mode
6midterm exam
7permutations, combinations and probability
8probability and expected value
9standard deviation
10tables and graphs
11correlation and causation
12correlation coefficient
13practical training for calculation of correlation coefficient using computer
14presentation of a short paper
15term-end exam