Welcome to the class!

This course will introduce you to the fascinating study of statistical analysis. As this course progresses you may develop a new way of thinking about the way things work – a perspective called “statistical thinking.” You will learn some new vocabulary, explore some new concepts, work a bit with numbers (data), and discuss what you are learning with your fellow students. Be prepared for a challenging and thought-provoking course. If you are the curious type, and if you like to think, I believe you will enjoy this course.

The “Course Information” documents in this section provide syllabus information which describe the course requirements and policies. Read all of these documents carefully. If you have any questions, contact me in the “Talk With the Professor” forum and I will get right back to you with a clarification. After reading through all of the Course Information documents you should have a clear picture of my expectations for the course. Feel free to print any of the documents if you are more comfortable with hard copies.

The course activities appear in the “Learning Modules” tab at the top of your screen. The Learning Modules contain the graded activities for the course. This is where you will “attend class” on a regular basis. You should logon and participate as often as you can. The Course Schedule document lists the start and end dates for the discussion forums and due dates for all assignments.

Notice: If something in the course seems odd, or if you are not clear what you are expected to do, post a note in the Bulletin Board.