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CUSA1016 Statistical Reasoning and Data Exploration 统计推理及数据探索

This course aims at introducing the ideas of statistical reasoning and understanding the characteristics of data. Students will learn to draw scientific conclusions through hypothesis testing, identify the properties of various statistical studies, and summarize data through scatter plot and contingency table. Through group discussions and computer lab demonstrations, students will learn to assess the reliability of statistical studies appeared in the newspaper articles, and identify possible issues when visualizing the data.

本课程旨在介绍统计推理的想法和理解数据的特征。学生将学习透过假设检验作出科学结论,识别各种统计研究的属性,并通过散点图和列联表去概述数据。通过小组讨论和实验室演示,学生将学习如何评估报纸文章中出现的统计研究的可靠性,并识别出数据图像可能出现的问题。

 

Organising units:
  • Department of Statistics, CUHK
  • Centre for Promoting Science Education, CUHK
Category:   Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing
Learning outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Learn about collecting and summarizing the sample data;
  2. Draw scientific conclusions using hypothesis testing;
  3. Identify various types of statistical studies and their properties;
  4. Apply statistical tools to visualize various types of data; and
  5. Identify the misuse of statistics in everyday life.
  This course will lay a solid foundation for the students to start the statistics courses at the university level.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lectures
  2. Lab
Medium of Instruction:   Cantonese supplemented with English
Assessment:
  1. Short answer test or exam
Recognition:   No. of University unit(s) awarded: 1
* Certificate or letter of completion will be awarded to students who attain at least 75% attendance and pass the assessment (if applicable)
 
Expected applicants:   Students who are studying in S4-S6 with good knowledge in mathematics
Organising period:   Summer 2016; Summer 2018; Summer 2019
Application method:   SAYT Online application