Summer 2023 - STAT 100 D100

Chance and Data Analysis (3)

Class Number: 4309

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

    Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby



Chance phenomena and data analysis are studied through simulation and examination of real world contexts including sports, investment, lotteries and environmental issues. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Students may not obtain credit for STAT 100 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - any upper division STAT course. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.


This course may be applied to the Certificate in Liberal Arts

STAT Workshop Coordinators: Marie Loughin
Enrollment in STAT 100 Lab is required for this course.


This is a concept-oriented course. Below is a summary of the main topics:

  1. Producing data: Where do data come from?
  2. Summarizing data: Graphs and numbers
  3. Normal distributions: Why are they important?
  4. Looking for relationships
  5. Chance and probability
  6. Statistical inference


  • Written Homework Assignments 20%
  • Labs 10%
  • Midterm 1 17.5%
  • Midterm 2 17.5%
  • Final Comprehensive Exam 35%


Above grading is subject to change.



Statistics: Concepts and Controversies, Tenth Edition| ©2020 David S. Moore; WIlliam I Notz. Publisher MacMillan Learning

*Online learning platform Achieve recommended, but NOT required.

Book is available through the SFU Bookstore

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with Disabilities:
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Registrar Notes:


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