501Syllabus - STAT 501 Experimental Statistics I Purpose To...

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STAT 501 Experimental Statistics I Purpose: To explain the essential ideas and concepts of applied statistics, including numerical summaries, graphing, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, two-way tables and the Chi-square, regression and ANOVA. Also, Stat 501 covers some elementary statistical concepts and fundamental statistical theory. STAT 502 follows this course with a treatment of more complicated data structures. My take: Although I think most of the concepts and procedures in Stat 501 are not difficult, for most of you they will require a fair amount of time—both learning and applying them. So while I have never met a student that was incapable of doing statistics, I have encountered several that did not put in the necessary time to learn in sufficiently for this course. Some of you will be challenged, others not so much. Regardless, it is my goal to help you appreciate statistics, and of course learn some along the way as well. Regarding SAS, if you feel you shouldn’t be required to learn SAS in STAT 501, the individuals that need to hear this are NOT in the STAT department. They are those that are responsible for determining that you take STAT 501 (IE Who told you to take 501?). Some departments offer alternate courses, as far as the STAT department is concerned 501 will be taught using SAS (See Computing below). Instructor: Tadd Colver Office: MATH 507 Phone: 765-494-0030 Email: [email protected] Office hours: MTW 4:30-5:30pm or by appointment—if for any reason you need to see me outside regular office hours, please email me and I’ll try to accommodate you Text: Moore, McCabe and Craig, Introduction to the Practice of Statistics , Seventh Edition, Freeman, 2012 You are encouraged to review material from the book prior to our discussing it in class. I don’t expect you to teach yourself the material but in almost all cases, you will understand my lectures much better having seen the material beforehand. Also, most previous versions of the text are fine for content. However, I will be taking all homework problems out of the 7 th edition. Optional: A couple guides to more details of SAS programming, recommended for those that want to learn more about SAS: Elliott and Woodward, SAS Essentials: Mastering SAS for Research , Jossey-Bass, 2009 M.J. Evans, SAS Manual for Moore and McCabe’s Introduction to the Practice of Statistics , Freeman, 2000 Calculator: You are required to have a calculator for this class (computers and cell phones don’t count). It doesn’t have to be fancy but it should do at least Correlation and Regression (check the back
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of the package if you are purchasing one). You will be able to use the calculators on the exams. If you
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