Stats for Scientists - Statistics for Scientists Math 1230-1,2,6,14,15 Fall 2019 Instructor Scott McKinley E-mail [email protected] Webpage

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Statistics for Scientists Math 1230-1,2,6,14,15 Fall 2019 Instructor: Scott McKinley Office Hours (Gibson Hall 427) E-mail: scott.mckinley @ tulane.edu Wed, 2 pm - 3 pm Webpage: Thu, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Course Objectives The objective of this course is to provide a practical overview of the statistical methods and models most likely to be encountered by scientists in practical research applications. Students will learn statistical concepts by generating and analyzing datasets using the StatCrunch software package. Specific topics that will be covered in this course include discrete and continuous distributions, sampling methods and descrip- tive statistics, the Central Limit Theorem and its applications, estimation methods, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, linear regression, and Analysis of Variance. Pre-requisite : Calculus I (Math 1210), or permission of the instructor. Required Student Resources - Text: Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, Ninth Edition by Walpole, Myers, Myers, and Ye. There are three options available for you in purchasing this book. (1) You can purchase a hardback copy from the bookstore; (2) You can purchase an electronic copy of the book from the bookstore; (3) You can purchase a looseleaf version that is accessible within MyLab Statistics. - MyLab Statistics: Be sure that whatever version of the book you purchase, it comes with a MyStatLab access code. Your homework assignments will be conducted and turned in through MyStatLab. - Top Hat: There will be daily questions that will be asked for the purpose of checking your understanding and taking attendance. You will need to purchase a subscription to the Top Hat app for this semester. - Scientific calculators: while calculators are useful in working homework assignments, calculators (and phones) will NOT be permitted to be used in any form during midterm exams and the final exam.

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