EDUC 705 Section 79


Basic Statistical Methods in Education

What is Statistics? Basic statistical principles are actually quite simple and can enhance anyone's critical thinking skills.

Without even realizing it, you have probably made statistical statements in your everyday conversation. Statements like "You are more likely to pass the exam if you study" or "I sleep for about 6 hours per night on average". Opinion polls and television ratings systems represent other uses of inferential statistics.

Because of the increasing use of statistics in so many areas of our lives, it is important to understand and practice statistical thinking. This knowledge is valuable even if you do not use statistical methods directly.

Prereq: 383/583, OR 751; AND CONS INSTR


 WI Teacher Standards

​Content - WTS 1
Diversity - WTS 2
Assessment - WTS 8

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 Tuition and Fees


WI Graduate
3 credts: $1,333.41

Tuition reflects WI resident off-campus rate plus a $20 distance education administration fee per credit in which you are registered.​

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Cathy Scheder
CPS 100



EDUC 705


Course Dates
Sept. 8 - Dec. 8
Online, DVD
Note: The DVD for this course will be mailed to registered students. There is no additional cost for the DVD. 


Perry Cook
CPS 454

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