Statistics (STS)

STS-1155  Descriptive Statistics  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to statistical concepts and techniques used in the fields of environmental science. Emphasis is on data collection and presentation techniques, calculation of measures of descriptive statistics and identification and application of select probability distributions. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3.0), Lab (2.0)

Requisite courses: Take STS-1155L (Required, Concurrent).

STS-2250  Statistics  (3 Credits)  

In-depth coverage of techniques and tools used in statistical analysis and interpretation applied to business and economic situations. Includes collection and presentation of data; measures of descriptive statistics; probability and probability distributions; statistical estimation and hypothesis testing; correlation and regression analysis, and methods of time series analysis.

Instruction (4)

Equivalent to STS-250.

STS-2260  Statistics and Applied Research I  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the fundamentals of statistical methods and preparation to design and defend an applied research proposal. The first part of the course, statistical methods includes descriptive statistics, inferential methods, correlation, regression, and non-parametric methods. Computer literacy is required as statistical software is used. The second part of the course prepares students to establish the framework for the applied research project which will culminate in the applied research course. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (4)

Equivalent to STS-1183, STS-183.

Requisite courses: Take COM-1164 or ENG-1159 (Required, Previous). Take MTH-1150 (Required, Previous). Take SUR-1150 (Required, Previous).

STS-2270  Social Science Research Methods  (3 Credits)  

A skills-based approach to social science research. Participation in all aspects of the social science research process including theoretical development and design, data collection, statistical analysis, SPSS software and research ethics culminating in a comprehensive, quantitative social science research project. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to STS-270.

Requisite courses: Take any one of HIS-1170, PSC-1150, PSC-1161, SOC-1160 or PSY-1160 (Required, Previous).

STS-3355  Inferential Statistics  (3 Credits)  

This course presents a variety of inferential statistical methods applied to resource management and environmental problems. Topics include hypothesis testing (both parametric and non-parametric methods) to compare means, variances, frequencies, multiple regression, non-linear regression analysis, analysis of variance (ANOVA) for multiple comparison, experimental design, and multivariate statistics. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3.0), Lab (2.0)

Requisite courses: Take STS-3355L (Required, Concurrent).