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The University of Maine    
 
    
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

STS 215 - Introduction to Statistics for Business and Economics


For students in the College of Business, Public Policy and Health and for others concentrating in business or economics. A limited introduction to probability theory leading to discussion of distributions of random variables, in particular the normal and binomial families; a brief treatment of descriptive methods; an introduction to inferential statistics, including one- and two-sample procedures for estimation of parameters and for hypothesis testing; fundamentals of regression analysis or contingency table analysis or contingency table analysis as time permits. NOTE: because of overlap, STS 232 and STS 215 cannot both be taken for degree credit.

General Education Requirements: Satisfies the General Education Quantitative Literacy Requirement.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT 115.

Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credits: 3