2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

How to Tell the Truth with Statistics

Spring quarter

Faculty: Glenn Landram management science, statistics

Spring: CRN (Credit) Level 30369 (2 GR)  

Credits: 2(S)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Evening


Course Description: How to Tell the Truth with Statistics will present methods for honestly representing quantitative information.  We will use five four-hour blocks of meeting times for this 2-credit class using texts such as How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff and The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte.  There will be an opportunity to work with either data of the student's choice or simulated data.  The majority of learning will take place in class so all are expected to attend, and be actively engaged.  When completed students will have a much clearer idea of how to represent quantitative information in a fair and accurate way.

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Advertised Schedule: 6-10p Mon, (Mar 28, Apr 11, Ap 18, Ap 25, May 2)

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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