Statistics requirement for the HCI specialization
In order to fulfill the statistics requirement for the SI HCI & IAR specializations, you need to have taken a statistics course covering most of the following topics:
 statistics and the scientific method
 observational study versus designed experiment
 visualization
 introduction to probability
 statistical inference
 confidence intervals
 onesample tests of hypothesis
 twosample problems; analysis of variance (ANOVA)
 tests for association and independence (chisquare tests)
 regression and correlation
 nonparametric tests
If you have taken a statistics course previously, please provide a syllabus or detailed course description, and the requirement can be waived for you.
SI 544 will next be offered in Winter of 2008.
If have not taken statistics, and are unable to take SI 544, here are some other options at UofM that will fulfill the stats requirement for HCI and IAR and most count as cognates:
Stat. 350  Introduction to statistics and data analysis (undergrad, cannot count as cognate)
Stat. 400  Applied Statistical Methods
Stat. 500  Applied Statistical Methods (note, has 350 as a prerequisite)
Biostatistics 510: http://wwwpersonal.umich.edu/~kwelch/510/biostat510.htm
Biostatistics 503: http://www.sph.umich.edu/iscr/caid/display_course.cfm?CourseID=BIOSTAT503
Biostatistics 553 :http://www.sph.umich.edu/iscr/caid/display_course.cfm?courseID=BIOSTAT553
Sociology 510: statistics
OMS 501: Applied Business Statistics
You can also opt to take an exam in order to waive the requirement. Please contact Lada Adamic for info on this.
You may look at the midterm (solution) and final (solution) from a previous year to get a sense of the type of questions that would be on the exam.
