MATH 1342 - Online
Elementary Statistics

Western Texas College
  1. Basic Course Information:
    1. Course Description: Techniques of analysis of numerical data, including measures of central tendency, dispersion, probability statistical inference, sampling theory, linear correlation, regression, probability distributions, tests of significance, and analysis of variance.
    2. Any required prerequisites: The student should have successfully completed DMT 033, Math 1332 or have the appropriate placement scores, or consent of the instructor.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain the use of data collection and statistics as tools to reach reasonable conclusions.
    2. Recognize, examine and interpret the basic principles of describing and presenting data.
    3. Compute and interpret empirical and theoretical probabilities using the rules of probabilities and combinatorics.
    4. Explain the role of probability in statistics.
    5. Examine, analyze and compare various sampling distributions for both discrete and continuous random variables.
    6. Describe and compute confidence intervals.
    7. Solve linear regression and correlation problems.
    8. Perform hypothesis testing using statistical methods.
  3. Testing Requirements
    1. Students will be required to take two major tests during the semester. These tests (mid-term and final) will be proctored.
    2. Students will be allowed to find a testing center near their current location and give the details to their instructor.
    3. Students are not allowed to use their book or notes on the major tests.
  4. Grading
    1. Major Tests 40% - Textbook Quizzes 30% - Activity Quizzes 30%
  5. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Required Book: Elements of Statistics 9E by Canada - BVT Publishing ISBN 978-1-61882-125-6 or 978-1-62751-339-5
    2. Calculators: A standard calculator with square root and log function.
    3. Online access: Students will access course material via MOODLE ( It is essential that students have reliable and frequent access to a computer.
  6. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Students with disabilities
  7. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Weekly Course Schedule




Topic 1

Chapter 1

Introduction, basic concepts, overview of course and statistical process

Topic 2

Chapter 2

Summarizing and graphing data

Topic 3

Chapter 3

Measures of central tendency and variability

Topic 4

Chapter 4


Topic 5

Chapter 5

Probability distributions

Topic 6

Chapter 6

Normal Probability Distribution


Chapter 7

Estimates and sample sizes

Topic 8

Chapter 8

Hypothesis Testing

Topic 9



Topic 10

Chapter 9

Inferences from Two Samples

Topic 11

Chapter 10


Topic 12

Chapter 11

Contingency Tables

Topic 13

Chapter 12

Analysis of Variance

Topic 14

Chapter 13

Nonparametric Statistics

Topic 15

Final Exam


Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.



Last Modified: August 6, 2015