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Chapter 01 - Sections 1 & 2 - Fall 2008 1 Welcome to STAT...

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Unformatted text preview: Fall 2008 1 Welcome to STAT 250 ● Why are you taking statistics? To fulfill general education requirement that is, taking STAT250 helps to ensure that you will develop the ability to use and critically evaluate numerical information, and to create logical arguments using quantitative reasoning To fulfill requirement needed for your major Thought it would be useful Thought you might like it! Welcome to STAT 250 ● What is Statistics? Statisticians assemble, classify, and tabulate facts and data Statisticians analyze data for the purpose of making generalizations and decisions. ● What are some things you need to do in order to succeed in STAT 250? Make sure you have the correct materials for this course Come to class Do your homework and assignments Pay attention in class, ask questions, and take good notes Skim the section to be covered before class Fall 2008 2 Fall 2008 3 Textbook & Software You will need: ● Textbook: Fundamentals of Statistics , by Sullivan, 2 nd Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008 ● Student Access Kit (MyStatLab) ● Software: MINITAB 14 (or 15) Fall 2008 4 Courseware ● Blackboard Learning Management System https://courses.gmu.edu ● All course information can be found in Campus Edition 6 (CE6). Fall 2008 5 Homework & MINITAB Assignments ● Homework assignments are due every week and available on-line via MyStatLab ● MINITAB assignments will also be assigned. Instructions for MINITAB assignments are available in Blackboard ● All assignments must be turned in before class Fall 2008 6 Homework Assignments: MyStatLab ● MyStatLab is an on-line course-management system that contains Homework Assignments for this course ● You can access MyStatLab through Blackboard 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 1-800-677-6337 www.mymathlab.com Fall 2008 7 MINITAB Assignments ● MINITAB Assignments will require the use of a statistical software package MINITAB 14 (or 15) ● Instructions for MINITAB assignments are available in Blackboard ● 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 Fall 2008 8 Quizzes & Tests ● Quizzes will be given approximately every week (unless we are having a test). Quizzes are usually about ten minutes in duration ● There will be Two in-class tests ● There will be a cumulative final exam ● All quizzes and tests are multiple-choice. You should bring a scantron form No.882-E to all exams and quizzes Fall 2008 9 Honor Code ● Read the GMU Code and follow it ● The Honor Code is described in the University Catalog ● It is also available at: http://www.gmu.edu/catalog/apolicies/index.html Follow the link Honor system and code. Fall 2008 10 Chapter 1 Section 1 Introduction to the Practice of Statistics Fall 2008...
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2008 for the course STAT 250 taught by Professor Sims during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.

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Chapter 01 - Sections 1 & 2 - Fall 2008 1 Welcome to STAT...

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