Five College Consortium

Statistics through baseball

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Cognitive Science
Course Number: 
0149
Institution: 
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.
Comments: 
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.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
325555

Course Sections

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