Introductory Statistics: Analyzing Data With Purpose
The Dana Center’s Introductory Statistics: Analyzing Data with Purpose (ISAP) is a college-level course that is grounded in data, intended to serve students pursuing careers in business, allied health, nursing, and the social and behavioral sciences.
Instructors can access the DCMP curricular resources for free.
In-Class Activity Student Pages
Students are asked to learn from and communicate with data, with a focus on the investigative process that leads to data-based conclusions. Students construct and test hypotheses, solve problems, reflect on their work, and make connections between concepts.
The Dana Center’s Data Analysis Tools facilitate students’ data analysis and exploration, developing an understanding of important concepts such as sampling variability.
Three or four credits, with the same instructor, are recommended. Optional corequisite support materials are available for students designated as underprepared and are aligned with each of the activities of the ISAP course.
Preview Assignments Student Pages
This book contains the Preview Assignments for the Dana Center’s Introductory Statistics: Analyzing Data with Purpose (ISAP) course. These assignments are intended to be completed before attending class, in order to refresh the background skills necessary to successfully engage in the in-class activities.
Practice Assignments Student Pages
This book is the annotated edition of the Practice Assignments for the Dana Center’s Introductory Statistics: Analyzing Data with Purpose (ISAP) course. These assignments are intended for use outside of class. They typically provide additional practice of the skills in the in-class activities within a new context, or extend and synthesize the learning using the same context.
Corequisite Support Activity Student Pages
This book is an optional companion to the Dana Center’s Introductory Statistics: Analyzing Data with Purpose (ISAP) book, for students who have been assessed as having developmental needs. These corequisite support worksheets are backmapped from the ISAP in-class activities and prepare students to be able to complete the upcoming ISAP preview assignments on their own; they are not intended to support traditional texts.
The companion course should run throughout the term; two or three contact hours per week are recommended.