STA 2023: Introduction to Statistics
Instructor:
Megan (Meece)
Mocko
117B Griffin Floyd Hall
352-273-2975
Office Hours:
1 to 3pm MWF
Class Time:
MTWRF
2
nd
period (9:30-
10:45am)
Email:
[email protected]
E-Learning (formerly known
as webct):
http://lss.at.ufl.edu/
Tutoring lab:
Griffin
Floyd Hall Room 104
Tutoring Room Hours:
M through F: 11 to 4pm
W: 11 to 5pm
Course Objective:
Graphical and numerical descriptive measures, probability,
conditional probability, probability laws, discrete random variables, binomial and normal
random variables, sampling distributions, central limit theorem, large and small sample
confidence intervals for parameters associated with a single population and for
comparison of two populations. Hypothesis testing for large and small samples.
THIS COURSE SATISFIES GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS IN THE
MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES.
STUDENTS LEARN HOW TO SUMMARIZE
DATA AND HOW TO MAKE APPROPRIATE DECISIONS BASED ON DATA.
Course Website with Current Announcements:
www.stat.ufl.edu/~mmeece/sta2023summer.html
Required Supplies:
•
Lab Workbook
for Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data
•
Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data Statistics: The Art and
Science of Learning from Data
by Alan Agresti and Christine Franklin 1
st
edition,
Pearson, 2007. You may purchase the full book or the Volume 1 portion. If you plan
on taking STA 3024, you would be better off purchasing the full book. If you are not
planning on taking STA 3024, it is cheaper to just purchase Volume 1.
(Note: Some
of the USED Volume I textbooks have incorrect tables on the inside front and back
covers. You can download the corrected covers from the homepage of E-Learning. )
•
Scientific Calculator
that has some basic statistical functions: mean and standard
deviation. Many inexpensive calculators (around $10 to $15) have these functions;
check the manual or look for the following symbols: x-bar and either s or
σ
n-1
.
All of
the more expensive graphing calculator have them as well, but it is not necessary to
buy one of them for this class.
•
H-ITT radio remote
which can be purchased at any of the Gainesville bookstores.
Suggested:
•
Minitab computer program: We will be using Minitab output in class. You may
want to use the program to help you work out homework problems.
Minitab can
be found on the CIRCA lab computers, purchased online for $99.99 new at
www.e-academy.com/minitab
, downloaded for free for 30 days at
www.e-
academy.com/minitab
, or rent a copy of the software for a semester for $29.99 at
www.e-academy.com/minitab
.

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