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Statistics 10
Professor: Mahtash Esfandiari
Summer 2008
Introduction to Statistical Reasoning through Blended Instruction
Time:
Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 2:50
Place:
4000A Math Science Building
Email:
mesfandi@ucla.edu
, esfandia@stat.ucla.edu
Office:
8941 Math Science Building
Office hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 – 1:00 or by appointment
Quiz web site
http://moodle.stat.ucla.edu
Teaching Assistants:
Kevin Nichols
Hai Nguyen
Dave Zes
Required Textbook:
Intro Stats (2006). De Veaux, Velleman, and Bock P.F., Second Edition,
Pearson Education Inc. ISBN: 0321286715
Goal
: The overall goal of this class is to introduce statistics as a science of data and an
interdisciplinary subject that will help you answer real world questions and have a better
understanding of the data reported in mass media.
The emphasis will be more on concepts and
not on calculations.
The role of students, instructor, and the teaching assistant:
The instructor and the TA will
play the role of a facilitator. Lecture and section will be interactive and the students are expected
to play a very active role in their own learning. They are expected to read the assigned material
prior to lecture, solve the homework problems before attending section and be active participants.
The students will be placed in groups, they will lead their own discussion, and when needed and
the TA will guide them to find the answer to their questions.
Course Management System:
Moodle will be used as the course management system. All class
announcements, lectures, answers to homework problems, quizzes, and labs will be posted on the
Moodle website. Moodle will also make it possible for the students to see the results of the quiz
immediately after you take it.
Activities:
Meeting with the instructor and the TA:
The students will have two lectures (Monday and
Wednesday) with the instructor and two sessions of discussion/lab with the TA (Tuesday and
Thursday).
Lecture
: The summer session classes are very intense in nature and we try to do the work
of ten weeks in six weeks.
To get the most out of this course, you are expected to do
all the assigned reading prior to attending the lecture.
The lecture is interactive in
nature and you are expected to participate in discussion, ask, and answer questions.
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View Full DocumentSection held on Tuesday:
During section you will have time to ask questions about the
recommended problems on the mock homeworks and you will go over the online quiz as
a group.
You are supposed to try to solve the assigned problems prior to section.
The
TA will try to answer your questions and guide you to answer the questions on the quiz
and homework and not solve all of the problems.
Labs held on Thursday:
Thursdays you will meet in the lab and learn how to conduct
statistical analysis using a software called Fathom. You will learn how to use this software to
conduct simple statistical analyses that help to highlight the major statistical concepts and
methods discussed in the course. During lab the TA will demonstrate statistical analyses that help
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