This course introduces both descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to use descriptive data, in both numeric and graphic formats, as well as inferential statistics to support managerial decisions in applied business contexts. Topics include grouped frequency distribution, measures of central tendency and variability, probability theory, sampling distribution, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and linear and multiple regression.
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.
On-campus exam requirement:
Your final exam will be written in person at the Toronto Metropolitan University campus. If you live more than 100 km from the TMU campus, you may arrange to write your exam off campus using an approved off-campus invigilation service. Details on your exam date and how to arrange off-campus invigilation can be found on the Exams for Online Courses