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Statistics 121 Schedule for Winter 2011 Flash MWF Lectures:
Schedule subject to change—please check Blackboard daily
Monday, January 3
Tuesday, January 4
Wednesday, January 5
Lesson 1:
Course Syllabus
Read Introduction to text and watch
Introduction
StatTutor
video. Both are
found at the top of the chapter listings on
eBook.
Lesson 2:
2.10* Organizing a statistical problem
Ch.8 Introduction
9.1 Observation versus experiment
Note: 2.10 denotes chapter 2 section
10Lesson 3:
8.1 Population vs. Sample
8.2 How to sample badly
8.3 Simple random samples
8.4 Inference about the population
8.5 Other sampling designs
8.6 Cautions about sample surveys
8.7 The Impact of Technology
Thursday, January 6
Friday, January 7
Monday, January 10
Tuesday, January 11
Wednesday, January 12
Lesson 4:
Ch.9 Introduction
9.2 Subjects, factors, treatments
9.3 How to experiment badly
9.4 Randomized comparative
experiments
Lesson 5:
9.5 The logic of randomized comparative
experiments
9.6 Cautions about experiments
9.7 Matched pairs and block designs
Commentary: Data ethics
Assignment #1 due by 11:00 pm on
StatsPortal (covers lessons 1-2 and
syllabus)
Thursday, January 13
Friday, January 14
Assignment #2 due by 11:00 pm on
StatsPortal (covers lessons 3 & 4)

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Monday, January 17
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
No Classes
Tuesday, January 18
Deadline for StatsPortal and
iClicker registration.
Add/drop deadline
Wednesday, January 19
Lesson 6:
Ch.1 Introduction
1.1 Individuals and variables
1.2 Categorical variables: pie charts &
bar graphs
1.3 Quantitative variables: histograms
1.4 Interpreting histograms
1.5 Quantitative variables: stemplots
Lesson 7:
Ch.2 Introduction
2.1 Measuring center: the mean
2.2 Measuring center: the median
2.3 Comparing mean and median
2.4 Measuring spread: the quartiles
2.5 The five-number summary &
boxplots
Lesson 8:
2.6 Spotting suspected outliers
2.7 Measuring spread: st. dev
2.8 Choosing measures of center &
spread
2.9 Using technology
Assignment #3 due by 11:00 pm on
StatsPortal
Thursday, January 20
StatCrunch website:
http://statistics.byu.edu/statc
runch/index.html
Passcode: BYUStat
Friday, January 21
Assignment #4 due by 11:00 pm
on
Monday, January 24
Tuesday, January 25
Wednesday, January 26
Lesson 9:
Ch.3 Introduction
3.1 Density curves
3.2 Describing density curves
3.3 Normal distributions
3.4 The 68-95-99.7 rule
3.5 The standard Normal distribution
Lesson 10:
3.6 Find Normal proportions
3.7 Using standard Normal table
3.8 Find value given proportion
Assignment #5 due by 11:00 pm on
StatsPortal (covers lesson 7)
Thursday, January 27
Friday, January 28
Assignment #6 due by 11:00 pm on
StatsPortal
Introduction StatTutor lesson is found at the top of the chapter list on
eBook.
StatCrunch website:
http://statistics.byu.edu/statcrunch/index.html
Passcode: BYUStat

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Monday, January 31

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