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Whitaker STA2023(7739)-F2011

# Whitaker STA2023(7739)-F2011 - STA 2023 Section 7739...

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STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 Section 7739 Fall 2011 Meeting Time MTWR 2nd period (8:30–9:20 a.m.) and Location Matherly Hall Room 114 Course Website http://www.stat.ufl.edu/ ~ whitaker/sta2023 Instructor Douglas Whitaker Office Hours Griffin-Floyd 115A MW 8, T 3 [email protected] or by appointment Teaching Assistant Tavis Abrahamsen [email protected] Course Description and Objectives STA 2023 is an introductory course that assumes no prior knowledge of statistics but does assume some knowledge of high school algebra. Basic statistical concepts and methods are presented in a manner that emphasizes understanding the principles of data collection and analysis rather than theory. Much of the course will be devoted to discussions of how statis- tics is commonly used in the real world. The primary goal of the course is to help students understand how the process of posing a question, collecting data relevant to that question, analyzing data, and interpreting data can help them find answers to real problems from their world. 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. Textbook and Calculator We will use the first 10 chapters of Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data , by Alan Agresti and Chris Franklin, Prentice Hall, 2008. The first edition (2007) will also work, but the chapters, examples, and homework problems might be numbered differently. This text will be the source of many of the graded homework problems and assigned readings. A TI graphing calculator is required (TI-83+, TI-84, or TI-89).

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