Math 207 Bailey

Math 207 Bailey - Math 207 Probability and Statistics...

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Math 207, Probability and Statistics Spring Semester, 2010 Dr. Evelyn Bailey Office hours: Posted weekly on the class conference Reader: How to Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff Materials: Math 207 Notes (provided in a notebook for this class), a calculator (TI-83, TI-83 PLUS, TI-84, or equivalent type), e-Reserves in the library, articles/materials attached to the class conference. Content: Visual displays of data, measures of central tendency and of variability, classification of data, counting, probability, Bayes Theorem, probability functions, Chebyshev’s Theorem, discrete distributions (binomial, hypergeometric, Poisson, uniform), continuous distributions (Exponential, Normal, Uniform), Central Limit Theorem, Confidence Intervals, Hypothesis Testing (for means and for proportions, for one and two samples), goodness of fit, Chi Square Contingency Tables, one-way ANOVA, simple linear regression and correlation, nonparametric tests (median, Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test, Kruskal-Wallis Test). Goals: At the end of this course students should be able to: * categorize data, * work various probability problems, * understand the role of functions in statistics, * describe major misuses of statistics, * recognize several standard distributions, * analyze interval data for which statistical tests involving difference of means and difference of proportions is needed, * check for inherent assumptions of the statistical models that are included in this course, * interpret relationships in bivariate data, * compare distributions of responses, * understand the role of statistics in analyzing data and in inference. In addition, each student will be expected to participate in a class project that includes gathering and analyzing data, writing a formal report, and presenting this report to the appropriate audience. Grading : Grades will be determined by student performance on four different problem sets, two group experiments, a class project, responses to the reader, and a final exam. The total sum of points for each student determines the student's grade. Points are determined as follows: 4 problem sets @ 125 500 2 small group experiments @ 50 100 1 Class Project 120 10 Responses to the Reader @10 100 1 final exam 200 Total 1020 points

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2 There will be opportunities for extra credit work. Extra credit problems are usually not the standard type problems but those that require more thought and some original work. You must do work independently for credit on bonus work unless otherwise indicated . Points earned on extra credit will be added to your total points that will determine your grade. In general, 900 points and up A, A- 750 to 899 points B+, B, B- 600 to 749 points C+, C, C- below 600 points F Some Policies: All problem sets will be given out at least one week before the due date. All problem sets are due at class time on the dates indicated. Fifty points will be deducted per day for late problem sets. Emergencies will be handled on an individual basis. For work on problem sets, you may use your own notes (those you have
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