Data Science W203

Statistics for Data Science

3 units

Course Description

The goal of this course is to provide students with an introduction to many different types of quantitative research methods and statistical techniques for analyzing data. We begin with a focus on measurement, inferential statistics and causal inference using the open-source statistics language, R. Topics in quantitative techniques include: descriptive and inferential statistics, sampling, experimental design, tests of difference, ordinary least squares regression, general linear models.

Skill Sets

Research design / Statistical analysis

Tools

R

Current Course Designers

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Paul Laskowski
Assistant Adjunct Professor Alumni (PhD 2009)

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D. Alex Hughes
D. Alex Hughes
Assistant Adjunct Professor
207B South Hall

Original Course Designer

(Prior to Fall 2016, the course was titled “Exploring and Analyzing Data.”)

Course must be taken for a letter grade to fulfill degree requirements.

Prerequisites

Master of Information and Data Science students only. Intermediate competency in calculus is required. A college-level linear algebra course is recommended.

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MIDS Course Spotlight: Data Science W203 (October 5, 2020)

Course History

Fall 2021

Instructor(s): Sushovan Majhi
Instructor(s): Sushovan Majhi
Instructor(s): Sushovan Majhi
Instructor(s): Gunnar Kleemann
Instructor(s): Paul Laskowski
Instructor(s): Paul Laskowski
Instructor(s): Bill Chung
Instructor(s): Mark Labovitz
Instructor(s): Mark Labovitz
Instructor(s): D. Alex Hughes
Instructor(s): D. Alex Hughes
Instructor(s): Gunnar Kleemann
Instructor(s): Gunnar Kleemann

Summer 2021

Instructor(s): Paul Laskowski, Bill Chung
Instructor(s): Paul Laskowski

Last updated:

June 18, 2021