Applied Statistical Methods
|Time/Place||MWF 11:00-11:50, CL 324|
|StatTutor(new) StatTutor Labs 5-8 on inference for quantitative variables are available here; use with Internet explorer, not Netscape.|
|Instructor||Dr. Nancy Pfenning|
|Phone||624-8729 (statistics office, leave message with Diane)|
|521-8349 (home, if urgent, before 10pm)|
|624-8336 (during office hours)|
|Office Hrs.||Thursdays 9:00-11:30 or by appt.|
|Stat Lab||435 Cathedral (take stairs up from Bigelow side of Cathedral); for hours of operation and names of TAs on staff, see schedule|
|but avoid times when the lab is reserved|
|Free Tutors||Contact the Academic Support Center 648-7920 or visit their website and refer to Math Assistance|
This course is an intensive introduction to statistical methods. It is designed for students who want to do data analysis and to study further ideas in applied statistics beyond this course. The topics covered include descriptive statistics, elementary probability, random sampling, controlled experiments, hypothesis testing, regression, and the analysis of variance. Emphasis will be placed on the statistical reasoning underlying the methods. Students will also become proficient in the use of a statistical software package, MINITAB.
MATH 0031 (Algebra) or equivalent. No Comp. Sci. background needed.
Homework,computer lab problems, quizzes, two midterms, and a comprehensive final exam.
|12 Lab Problems||48|
|Best 10 of 11 Quizzes||100|
|Extra Credit||max 50|
90-100% 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 extra credit assignments (specified in lecture notes) throughout the semester can help you to optimize your chances for the best possible grade. These are to be handed in to me by the following lecture; no late homeworks or extra credits will be accepted.
Utts and Heckard: Mind on Statistics, 2nd ed., Duxbury Press
Handed out weekly in class; also available for copying in Math/Stats library 4th floor Thackeray
Instructor: Tony Signoriello email@example.com Office Hours Thursdays 3:00-4:45 CL 2617 (take elevator to 27, walk down a flight)
Instructor: Glenson France firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours WWPH 4S51A Fri.1:30-3:00
Recitations will concentrate on the use of MINITAB (our computer package) and on the clarification and review of lecture material. All quizzes except Quizzes 10 and 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