Rancho Del Mar High School A WASC Accredited Model Continuation High School

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Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis, design of experiments, observational studies, simulations, probability, and fitting models to data. The course also looks extensively at principles such as confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, statistical inference, measuring the probability of an event, and using probability in decision-making. Examples from engineering, business, medicine, policy-making, the natural and social sciences, and sports will be explored. Use of computers, modeling software, graphing calculators and the Internet expose students to the power and speed of using technology for data analysis.