STAT 280- Thomas-syllabus

STAT 280- Thomas-syllabus - STAT 280: Elementary Applied...

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STAT 280: Elementary Applied Statistics, Section 002 Spring 2008 Instructor: Ms. Sarah Thomas email: sarah.thomas@rice.edu Office: 1041 Duncan Hall, phone: x6057 Mailbox: 1092 Duncan Hall (copy room) Office Hours: Monday 4-5pm (temporary) and by appt. Teaching Assistants: TBA Meeting Time/Place MWF 11:00-11:50AM; Duncan Hall 1042 Introduction: The goal of this class is to give an intuitive understanding of some established statistical methods without requiring a background in calculus. This class will use a variety of concrete examples in hopes of making the basic statistical concepts clear. Also, real world problems and computer simulations will be used to help in teaching. These will come in the form of demonstrations and discussions in class as well as in the lab portion of the class. Topics to be covered this semester include: basic probability, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, confidence intervals, significance testing, simple linear regression and correlation, association between categorized variables. Textbook:
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