This is the first half of a year long sequence in basic statistical methods that are used in business and management. Topics include exploratory and descriptive techniques, elementary probability theory, statistical inference in simple settings, basic categorical analysis, and statistical methods for quality control. In addition to two lectures a week, students will attend a computer lab once a week. Not open to students who have received credit for 36-201, 36-220, 36-625, or 36-247. Cross-listed as 70-207.