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Statistics 400 Fall 2001 Applied Statistical Methods Instructor: Derek Bingham Office: 4089 Frieze Building Phone: 763-9294 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-2:30 or by appointment Purpose: The purpose of this course is to introduce modern statistical methods involved in data collection, visualization and analysis. Emphasis is placed on using statistics to answer real world problems and presentation of results. Prerequisite: High school algebra. Computer Usage: While there is no computer prerequisite for this course, students are required to use the computer to answer relevant scientific questions and to present results. It is recommended that data analyses be done using Excel or SPSS. Some labs will use the Department’s WISE tools for presentation of results. Text: “Statistics: Principles and Methods, 4
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Unformatted text preview: th Ed.,” by Johnson and Bhattacharyya. Evaluation: Students will be assigned (roughly) 5 homework assignments and 5 laboratory reports dealing with the analysis of real data. Those doing research are encouraged to use their own data where applicable. Please see me for approval. There will be one mid-term test and a final exam. Mark Breakdown: Homework 10% Lab Reports 20% Mid-Term Exam 30% Final Exam 40% Tentative Syllabus: • Statistics and the Scientific Method • Randomness, Probability and Distributions • Data Collection: Observational Data, Designed Experiments, and Surveys • Introduction to Statistical Inference • Inference for Means and Proportions • Comparing Two or More Means • Blocked Designs and Variance Reduction • Tests for Association and Independence • Regression...
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