- In catalog: Introduction to Statistical Sciences
- New: Introduction to Statistical
**and Data**Sciences

Fri Dec 9, 2016

- In catalog: Introduction to Statistical Sciences
- New: Introduction to Statistical
**and Data**Sciences

Have students engage in the data/science research pipeline in as faithful a manner as possible while maintaining a level suitable for novices.

- Cobb: Minimizing prerequisites to research
- Not necessarily publishing in top journals, but
**answering scientific questions with data**.

We will, as best we can, perform all this:

Foster a conceptual understanding of statistical topics and methods using simulation/resampling and real data whenever possible, rather than mathematical formulae.

- Real data: "Classroom data are like teddy bears and real data are like a grizzly bear with salmon blood dripping out its mouth."
- There are two "engines" that can make statistics "work"
- Mathematics: formulas, approximations, etc
- Computers: simulations, random number generation

In this course, computers and not math will be the "engine". What does this mean?

- Less of this:
- But more of this: