01 Lecture 1 - Introduction

01 Lecture 1 - Introduction - WelcometoOMIS1000!...

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Welcome to OMIS 1000!  Introduction to Statistics Course Overview
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2 Agenda About me About the course Purpose Grading Administration How to do well? About you Predicting your 1 st  quiz score
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3 About me Fresh BBA graduate 3 years of experience with OMIS 1000  and other statistics courses Interests in economics, social science,  philosophy, music See course syllabus for contact  information
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4 What are statistics? There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and  statistics. ~Benjamin Disraeli Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything.  ~Gregg Easterbrook  Statistics are like bikinis.  What they reveal is  suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.         ~Aaron Levenstein  Then there is the man who drowned crossing a stream  with an average depth of six inches.  ~W.I.E. Gates  The average human has one breast and one testicle.   ~Des McHale 
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5 What are statistics (really)? Statistics may be defined as "a body of  methods for making wise decisions in  the face of uncertainty."  ~W.A. Wallis “Statistics is a way to get information  from data. That’s it!” ~Gerald Keller Key words:  data information uncertainty
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6 Course overview Turn to the syllabus…
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7 Purpose of OMIS 1000 Learn the theory The ‘how’ and ‘why’ of statistical  techniques Learn the practice The ‘doing’ of statistical techniques Basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel 
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8 Course material database (CMD) The CMD is a discussion forum located at  http://athena.schulich.yorku.ca/Course_Material/F   We will use it to Ask and answer questions Post class notes and other materials Post announcements You can use the Lotus Notes software to access  it – check your Schulich CD or ask the Helpdesk
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9 TA and office hours Office hours will be announced shortly Locations: TA office: OMIS area meeting room (the  room with glass walls, or the ‘fishbowl’) My office: OMIS area, room S 338 E OMIS area: 3 rd  floor, right across the small  staircase that also leads to the library
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10 Teaching style and class rules PowerPoint – pros and cons
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course OMIS OMIS 1000 taught by Professor Alexandershoumarov during the Fall '09 term at York University.

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