Academic Catalog

STAT101 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS AND DATA SCIENCE I

Course Code: 2460101
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(3-2)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Statistics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Understand the fundamentals of statistics and data science, understanding the difference between a population and a sample in a given dataset. Basic statistical definitions and learn how to work with different sorts of data. How to visualize different data types. Descriptive statistics: measures of central tendency, asymmetry, variability, correlation and covariance. What are the random variables in a dataset? Distinguish and work with different distributions that describe distinct data sources.