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Unformatted text preview: Nov 20, 2006 1 Welcome to Stat/IT 250 Why are you taking statistics? Its required (I have to) It could be useful (my professor said so) I might like it! Statistics is not the same as mathematics How can you succeed in statistics? Skim the sections to be covered before class Stay alert in class, ask questions, & take good notes Study the material, then do your homework Nov 20, 2006 2 Textbook & Software You will need: Textbook: Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data , by Sullivan, 2 nd Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007 Student Access Kit Software: MINITAB 14 (or 15) Nov 20, 2006 3 Courseware WebCT Learning Management System https://webct41.gmu.edu All course information can be found in WebCT Nov 20, 2006 4 Homework & MINITAB Assignments Homework assignments are due every class period and available online via MyStatLab MINITAB assignments are assigned approximately weekly. Instructions for MINITAB assignments are available in WebCT All assignments must be turned in before class Nov 20, 2006 5 Homework Assignments: MyStatLab MyStatLab is an online coursemanagement system that contains Homework Assignments for this course You can access MyStatLab through WebCT by clicking Homework Assignments link You should submit your solutions to Homework Assignments electronically through MyStatLab If you have technical questions about MyStatLab, please contact Support Center for Students at 18006776337 www.mymathlab.com Nov 20, 2006 6 MINITAB Assignments MINITAB Assignments will require the use of a statistical software package MINITAB 14 (or 15) Instructions for MINITAB assignments are available in WebCT For MINITAB Assignments, we will require you to type all homework solutions You should print out MINITAB assignments and submit them in class before the lecture Nov 20, 2006 7 Quizzes & Tests Quizzes will be given approximately every week (unless we are having a test). Quizzes are ten minutes in duration There will be three midterm inclass exams There will be a cumulative final exam All quizzes and tests are multiplechoice. You should bring a scantron form No.882E to all exams and quizzes Nov 20, 2006 8 Honor Code Read the GMU Code and follow it The Honor Code is described in the University Catalog It is also available at: www.gmu.edu/catalog/apolicies/#Anchor13 Nov 20, 2006 9 Chapter 1 Section 1 Introduction to the Practice of Statistics Nov 20, 2006 10 Practice of Statistics Learning objectives Define statistics and statistical thinking Understand the process of statistics Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative variables Distinguish between discrete and continuous variables 1 2 3 4 Nov 20, 2006 11 Practice of Statistics The science of statistics is Collecting Organizing Summarizing Analyzing information to draw conclusions or answer questions. Nov 20, 2006 12 Practice of Statistics...
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