Course Code ARTS 280
Course Title Statistics for Arts Students
Online Offers
  • Winter 2022 (tentative) (Instructor: TBA)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Pierson Browne)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

A basic course in social statistics for Faculty of Arts students. Introduces descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency, dispersion, cross-tabular analysis) and inferential statistics (sampling, statistical significance, hypothesis testing, test assumptions). Covers a range of statistical techniques including t-tests, one-way ANOVA, Chi square, and bivariate correlation/regression.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Keith Warriner
  • Prerequisite: Level at least 2A; Not open to Econ or Psych students.
  • Antirequisite: ECON 221, ENVS 278, GBDA 205, ISS 250A/B, 250R, KIN 222, 232, PSCI 214/314, PSYCH 292, REC 371, SDS 250R, SMF 230, SOC/LS 280, STAT 202, 206, 211, 221, 231, 241, SWREN 250A/B, 250R
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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