This course provides an introduction to probability and statistical methods.
Part of the objective of this course is to introduce you to data analysis with a help of a statistical software. This can be any software or programming language of your choice - from Excel, to Matlab, to R, to Stata, to SPSS, to SAS, to C or C++, or even Ruby. If you do not have any background computing knowledge, email me. We will help you get familiar with a statistical program enough to solve homework problems. Please check our software page on a regular basis for tips.
"Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences", by J. Devore. (Note: old editions can be used.)