This course introduces students to the art and science of decision-making in the presence of
uncertainty. In taking this course, students will develop an understanding of the reasoning
by which findings from sample data can be extended to the larger population. Students will
also learn how to evaluate critically the results of studies reported in the popular media and
the scientific press. Examples and applications from a variety of fields will be emphasized.
The class will monitor The Centre Daily Times and The New York Times for articles related
to the course. When such articles are found, the class will work through the statistical information in the articles and relate them to the
subject of the course and to our everyday
lives and experiences.