Hummel STA6166syllabusF2011

Hummel STA6166syllabusF2011 - STA 6166: Statistical Methods...

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STA 6166 : Statistical Methods in Research I Fall 2011 (T Periods 6, R Period 6-7) Sections 05A1, 4731, 4737, 6269 COURSE OBJECTIVE To train graduate students in basic statistical tools with the aim of promoting sound scientific research based on good statistical thinking and practice. PREREQUISITE STA 2023 or equivalent INSTRUCTOR Ruth M Hummel Office: 409 McCarty C Phone: (352) 392-1947 E-mail: rhummel@ufl.edu Office hours: M 1:55-2:45 R 3:00-3:50 TA Xuan Luo Office: 427 McCarty C E-mail: loux@stat.ufl.edu Office hours: TBD CLASS WEBSITE http://lss.at.ufl.edu/ -- Login to e-Learning in Sakai using your GatorLink username and password to access the STA 6166 page. TEXTBOOK Course Notes Pack. The “Notes” include all lecture slides presented during the semester, a collection of reading assignments, and the weekly homework assignments, which will be available on Sakai. When, in the course of the semester, any corrections, substitutions, or changes are made to the “Notes” materials, the updated materials will be provided to you. COMPUTER LABS Labs are a required component of this course, and attendance in lab is mandatory. Please make an effort to attend the lab section for which you are scheduled, or make an alternate arrangement with the TA. The content covered in lab will relate to the weekly lectures and homework assignments and will help to prepare you for the exams. All 6166 computer labs are held in 2103 McCarty Hall B. Tuesday 1:55 pm – 2:45 pm (Period 7) – Section 05A1 Tuesday 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm (Period 8) – Section 4731 Tuesday 4:05 pm – 4:55 pm (Period 9) – Section 4737 Tuesday 5:10 pm – 6:00 pm (Period 10) – Section 6269 EXAMS There will be four take-home exams during the semester. Exams will focus on the material in the unit just covered, but may include material from previous units as well. The exams will each be worth 20% of your final grade. Exam 1: September 15-20 Exam 2: October 6-11 Exam 3: November 3-8 Exam 4: December 1-6 HOMEWORK Homework will typically be assigned once or twice a week. In total, the homework assignments will be worth 20% of your grade, and the lowest two scores will be dropped. Late homework will never be accepted.
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While you may consult with classmates, TAs, and the instructor, the work you turn in must be your own. This means that it is considered cheating for you to work together on an assignment . Attempt each problem on your own and to the best of your ability first. Only then should you request help from a
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