The use of statistics in the media and academe is now widespread. This course aims to equip students with a good understanding of the concept of uncertainty to help them to become informed decision-makers and critical consumers of statistical information in their future professional lives.
Uncertainty, variability and incomplete information are inherent in all disciplines. As there are minimal mathematical prerequisites for this course, students majoring in diverse disciplines will find it useful. The course content is based on real-world case studies that involve issues of current significance.
By the end of the course, students will be able to evaluate and make critical judgments about reports that involve uncertainty and statistical concepts, and will have developed the capacity to assume individual and social responsibilities.