EESC 3800 Statistics and Data Analysis in Geosciences
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as GEOL 28.2.
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3 hours lecture; 3 credits
Introduction to descriptive statistics in geological and geophysical contexts such as population and samples, random sampling, probability, normal distribution, types of errors; to the science of statistics description. Making inferences from numbers measured on samples, such as linear regression, analysis of variance, multiple regression, polynomial regression, cluster analysis. Data analysis in earth sciences presented on four different scales (nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio). Graphical and numerical techniques for representation and analysis. Most examples will be worked using popular software, such as EXCEL(r), MINITAB(r), STATISTICA(r), ORIGIN(r) or MATLAB(r). STEM variant course - Satisfies Pathways Required Core Math and Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
Prerequisite: Earth and Environmental Sciences 1101 or 1201
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