Applied Statistics & Epidemiology


Have you ever wondered whether athlete performances were lucky or legit? Are you curious about how to study design for diseases or drug trials? Would you be at all interested in acquiring tools to manage complexity or spot when someone might be lying to you? Do you like thought experiments that avail you those a-ha moments? This course blends statistical exploration, probability, epidemiology, game theory and discussion of social phenomena in one course! In terms of rigor, we start light to build confidence and community before we ramp up into deep investigation of the aforementioned disciplines. Students walk away with greater savvy as to sampling, bias, (mis)representation of findings, and certainly the gift of simulation to arrive at statistical inference.

Prerequisites: Completion of Algebra 2.