Applied Data Analysis

Courses on Applied Data Analysis

STAT 260/ QR 260: Applied Data Analysis and Statistical Inference 

This course is offered every Fall semester. This course also counts toward the Economics and Psychology majors and minors. 

Course Description: 

This is an intermediate statistics course focused on fundamentals of statistical inference and applied data analysis tools. Emphasis on thinking statistically, evaluating assumptions, and developing practical skills for real-life applications to fields such as medicine, politics, education, and beyond. Topics include t-tests and non-parametric alternatives, multiple comparisons, analysis of variance, linear regression, model refinement, missing data, and causal inference. Students can expect to gain a working knowledge of the statistical software R, which will be used for data analysis and for simulations designed to strengthen conceptual understanding. This course is offered through Wellesley’s Quantitative Analysis Institute.

Prerequisite(s): Any Quantitative Reasoning Overlay course. Prerequisite for economics students: ECON 103. Prerequisite for psychology students: PSYC 205.


QR 260 Fall 2016 Syllabus


QR 260 Fall 2015 Syllabus


QR 260 Spring 2015 Syllabus



QAI Summer Course

This course is equivalent to the STAT 260/ QR 260 course. For more information, view this page.


The QAI has online resources based on the STAT 260/ QR 260 course. View the resources here