Syllabus THH - STAT 301(Traditional and Online SYLLABUS for...

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STAT 301 (Traditional and Online) SYLLABUS for Spring 2012 INSTRUCTOR: Thomas Howell EMAIL: [email protected] OFFICE: MATH 234 OFFICE HOURS: Monday 8:30 – 10:20 am FRIDAY LAB T.A.: Any student may attend the office hours of any STAT 301 instructor. A master schedule of all STAT 301 office hours will be posted on the course website. STAT 301 T.A.s will also be available in a computer lab on most evenings on which an assignment is due (see schedule and room on course webpage). COURSE WEBSITE: http://www.stat.purdue.edu/~csorola/stat301/ COURSE COORDINATOR: Christa Sorola, [email protected] COURSE GOALS: 1) Choose and identify appropriate experimental and sampling designs. 2) Use elementary statistical methods to analyze data. 3) Draw conclusions from these statistical analyses. 4) Use SPSS statistical software, which will give you the skills needed to use many other types of statistical software. 5) Critically evaluate statistical reports written by other people, including other students, researchers, businesses, and reporters. 6) Write statistical reports using correct terminology, analyses, and graphs. REQUIRED MATERIALS: 1) The textbook (Moore, McCabe, and Craig, Introduction to the Practice of Statistics , 7 th edition, W.H. Freeman), also on reserve in Math library on the 3 rd floor of the MATH building. You can use either the regular paper copy or the less expensive e-Book. We will not ask you to do homework problems from the book, so a cheaper 5 th or 6 th edition version of the book would be good enough for reading purposes, but note that in Chapters 2, 3, 5, and 9 the section numbers don’t match up well. Check the section titles, not the section numbers if you use an older edition of the book. 2) Access to SPSS program (see note later in syllabus). 3) Registration with Perdisco online homework and tutoring company ($35.81 fee). 4) A scientific calculator (graphing calculator is ok but not necessary). 5) An activated Purdue University Computing Center career account. 6) A stapler for labs and any other papers you may turn in. 7) Recommended, but not required: StatsPortal (web resource that accompanies the textbook from W.H. Freeman). Access can be purchased with the textbook or e-Book. StatsPortal contains an online SPSS Manual, applets, study help, etc. STAT 301 ONLINE: 1
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There is an online version of STAT 301 available, and you may use Banner to switch into the online section within the first week of classes if there are any spots available. If you are a traditional STAT 301 student who would like to be able to listen/watch the online lectures on Blackboard Open Campus for reinforcement (without changing sections), see the course website’s Additional Resources page. What is the difference between traditional 301 and the online 301? These courses will be run in a very coordinated way. The schedule, syllabus, homework, and Calibrated Peer Reviews (CPRs) are exactly the same for both courses. Here are some of the minor differences: Traditional 301 Online 301 Lectures MW in a classroom with a lecturer, group work, hands-on activities, and opportunities to ask questions in real-time.
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