# Stat 200 Basic Applied Statistics

Spring 2012, Mon.Wed.Fri. 10:00 (CRN 10924) or 11:00 (CRN 10925) or 12:00 (CRN 10949) CL 332, 4 credits
Department of Statistics
University of Pittsburgh

 Instructor Dr. Nancy Pfenning Cathedral 2710 www.pitt.edu/~nancyp/stat-0200/index.html nancypfenning@gmail.com 521-8349 (home, if urgent, before 10pm) 624-8336 (during office hours) Wed. 1:00-2:00, Thurs. 10:00-1:00 in CL 2710 or by appt. For hours of operation and names of TAs on staff, see schedule but avoid times when it's been reserved (scroll down to their calendar). Lab is in 435 Cathedral (take stairs up from Bigelow side of Cathedral). Contact the Academic Resource Center 648-7920 for free tutoring by undergrads or visit their website

#### News

• To help with any of your questions as you prepare for the final exam, Dr. Pfenning will hold office hours Monday, April 23 from 9 to 11 and Thursday, April 26 from 9 to 11 in CL 2710. Corinne will hold office hours on Tuesday April 24 from 1 to 3 in WWPH 2433.
• Your mom is so bad at statistics...jokes contributed by class members
• Minitab Labs 9-12
• Solution form for Labs 9-12
• Solution form for Homework12
• Solution form for Homework13
• Remote Quiz 10 and
• Remote Quiz 11
• Solution form for Remote Quizzes 10 and 11

#### Description

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 statistics.

#### Prerequisites

MATH 0031 (Algebra) or equivalent. No Comp. Sci. background needed.

#### Textbook/Calculator

Pfenning Elementary Statistics: Looking at the Big Picture (c)2011 Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, STUDENT edition. If you'd like to consult other statistics books for reference, ask me in office hours. A calculator (any kind) is needed.

#### Requirements

Homework,computer lab problems, quizzes, two midterms, and a comprehensive final exam.

 Total Course % 12 Homeworks 350 12 Lab Problems 50 Best 10 of 11 Quizzes 100 Midterm 1 150 Midterm 2 150 Final Exam 250 1050 Total divided by 10

90-105% A; 80-89% B; etc. Plusses are assigned to the students at the top of each grade range and minuses to the students at the bottom. None of us can know in advance if an individual student will be a "borderline case"; completing all the assignments throughout the semester can help you to optimize your chances for the best possible grade; no late homeworks will be accepted.

#### Recitations: *Check this website for office hour updates.*

10:00 Lecture Corinne Ogrodnik email cro9@pitt.edu Office Hrs* Thurs 1:00-3:00 WWPH 2433
• Tuesday, 9:00-9:50 CL 252 [CRN 10939]
• Tuesday, 10:00-10:50 CL 252 [CRN 10940]
• Tuesday, 11:00-11:50 CL 252 [CRN 10941]
• Tuesday, 2:00-2:50 Langley Hall A202 [CRN 10938]
11:00 Lecture Brian Leventhal email brl38@pitt.edu Office Hrs* Wed 4:30-5:30, Thurs 2:30-3:30 CL 2617
• Wednesday, 12:00-12:50 CL 253 [CRN 10942]
• Wednesday, 1:00-1:50 CL 253 [CRN 10943]
• Wednesday, 2:00-2:50 CL 253 [CRN 10944]
• Thursday, 9:00-9:50 CL 219 [CRN 11098]
12:00 Lecture Chongshu (Tony) Chen email chc158@pitt.edu Office Hrs* Thurs 5:00-6:00, Fri 2:00-3:00 CL 2712
• Thursday, 4:00-4:50 CL 237 [CRN 10950]
• Friday, 9:00-9:50 CL 204 [CRN 10951]
• Friday, 10:00-10:50 CL 204 [CRN 11291]
• Friday, 11:00-11:50 CL 204 [CRN 10952]

Recitations will concentrate on the use of MINITAB (our computer package) and on the clarification and review of lecture material. All quizzes except Quiz 11 will be administered in recitation. In addition, individual questions, especially those pertaining to the homework assignments, may be addressed.

Note: 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.

Note to Students with Disabilities: If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and Disability Resources and Services, 216 WPU (412) 648-7890, as early as possible in the term. DRS will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course. See their website www.drs.pitt.edu

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