Basic Applied Statistics
Fall 2002, CRN 14217, 4 credits
Department of Statistics
University of Pittsburgh
| Time/Place || MWF 11:00-11:50, WWPH
| Instructor || Dr. Nancy Pfenning |
| Office || Cathedral 2710 |
| Website || www.pitt.edu/~nancyp |
| E-mail || email@example.com |
| Phone || 624-8729 (statistics office, leave message with Diane) |
| || 521-8349 (home, if urgent, before 10pm) |
| || 624-8336 (during office hours) |
| Office Hrs. || Mon 9:30-10:30, Wed&Fri
9:00-10:30 or by appt. |
| Stat Lab || 435 Cathedral, for schedule see
Stat Lab Hours |
| || (take stairs up from Bigelow side of Cathedral) |
| Free Tutoring
the Academic Support Center 648-7920 or visit their
- 12/10/02 Final Exam scores averaged 84%,
with a standard deviation of 16%; course average was 83.5%, with
a standard deviation of 15%.
- Angela will see students on Monday, December 9th from 12:00 to 2:00
in Cathedral 2628.
- 11/22/02 Practice Final handed out in class; here are the
- Dr. Pfenning will hold extra office hours Monday, December 9th from
8:30 to 11:30 and Tuesday, December 10th from 8:30 to 9:30.
- 11/08/02 Midterm 2 scores had mean 78%, standard deviation 15%;
- Dr. Pfenning will have extra office hours Thursday 11/7 from 10:00
to 10:15. No hours in office Friday 11/8, but I'll be outside WWPH 1P56
(our classroom) before class, from 10:00 to 10:50.
- 11/1/02 Practice Midterm 2 handed out in class; see
10/29/02 Table C available for viewing in HTML.
10/10/02 Table A available for viewing in HTML.
- 10/4/02 Midterm 1 scores had mean 85%, standard deviation 13%;
solutions provided here.
- Dr. Pfenning will hold extra office hours Thursday, Oct. 3 from
9:00 to 11:00 if you'd like some help preparing for the midterm.
- 9/26/02 Practice Midterm 1 handed out in class; see
- 9/11/02 Normal Practice Exercises Solutions
- Survey data from current year now available:
surveyf02.txt, a tab-delimited text file; see
- 8/26/02 Anonymous Survey
Questions completed by class
- 8/26/02 If you would like to have MINITAB on your PC, a fully functional demo can be downloaded from
www.minitab.com BUT it will
only run for 30 days, so consider waiting until later in the semester!
- All recitations on the following dates: August 26/27, September 3,
October 7/8, November 11/12, November 25/26 will be held in the Stat Lab
435 CL (enter on Bigelow side of Cathedral, take steps up to 4th floor.
Otherwise recitations will meet in the
assigned classroom (CL 219 or 204)
- No classes Monday, September 2 for Labor Day; those
of you who have the Monday recitation should attend the MINITAB session
for the second half of one of the other 3 recitations Tuesday, September 3 in the
Stat Lab (CL 435) at 12:25, 1:25, or 2:25
- 8/26/02 and 8/27/02 Handout in recitation on MINITAB Basics
to be used as a reference for all MINITAB work.
This is a course for students who wish to learn basic methods in order to
analyze simple studies and experiments. This course will present the basic
methods of applied statistics, utilizing an easy-to-use interactive statistical
computing package called MINITAB. Students will be provided with readily
understandable and intuitive descriptions of statistical analyses. The topics
to be covered include: basic descriptive statistics for univariate and
bivariate data, very elementary probability theory, random samplings from
populations and random allocation to experimental treatments, sampling
distributions, concepts of confidence intervals and
hypothesis testing, tests of means in one-sample,
two-sample, paired-sample and standard analysis of variance contexts.
Categorical data analysis will also be discussed. Most students taking this
course will probably not pursue further formal undergraduate study in applied
MATH 0031 (Algebra) or equivalent.
No Comp. Sci. background needed.
Homework (including computer assignments), quizzes,
two midterms, and a comprehensive final exam.
| 11 Homeworks+12 Lab Problems || (>) 200 |
| 10 Quizzes || 100 |
| 2 Midterms, 200 each || 400 |
| Final Exam || 300 |
| Total || 1000 |
90-100% A; 80-89% B; etc. Plusses and minuses
are used for borderline cases and to ensure fairness and consistency.
D. S. Moore: Basic
Practice of Statistics, 2nd ed., W. H. Freeman and Company
Handed out weekly in class; also
available for copying in Math/Stats library 4th floor Thackeray
- Monday, 3:00-3:50 CL 219 [CRN 14239]
- Tuesday, 12:00-12:50 CL 204 [CRN 14221]
- Tuesday, 1:00-1:50 CL 204 [CRN 14226]
- Tuesday, 2:00-2:50 CL 204 [CRN 14234]
- Instructor: Angela Lockhard firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office Hours: 4211 Sennott Thursdays 11:00-2:00 starting Sept.12
Recitations will concentrate on the use of MINITAB (our computer package)
and on the clarification and review of lecture material. Quizzes will
be administered in recitation. In addition, individual questions,
especially those pertaining to the homework assignments, may be addressed.
The material in this course is cumulative in nature. Thus, it
is important not to fall behind in your reading or assignments
or you will find yourself lost. If you are confused, see me or
your recitation instructor for help.