Five College Consortium

Statistics through baseball

Subject Name: 
Cognitive Science
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Hampshire College
The field of Statistics aims to interpret large data sets that contain random variation. Baseball is a game that contains a high degree of randomness, and because professional baseball has been played since the 19th century, a large amount of data has been collected about players' performance. In this class we examine key concepts in Statistics using baseball as a motivating example, and students will learn how to use the R programming language to analyze data. Assignments will consist of weekly problem sets, two class presentations, and a short final project. By taking this class students will develop an understanding of key statistical concepts that will be useful for interpreting data from many fields.
Mind, Brain, and Information Quantitative Skills In this course, students are expected to spend at least six to eight hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time. This time includes reading, writing, and research.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Statistics through baseball
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Ethan Meyers 10:30AM-11:50AM TU;10:30AM-11:50AM TH Adele Simmons Hall 126;Adele Simmons Hall 126