STAT 301 (Online and Traditional)
SYLLABUS for Spring 2011
(best way to contact me)
MATH 238 (phone:
Mondays 11:30 am – 1 pm
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 FACEBOOK GROUP:
“STAT 301 Purdue University”
Choose and identify appropriate experimental and sampling designs.
Use elementary statistical methods to analyze data.
Draw conclusions from these statistical analyses.
Use SPSS statistical software, which will give you the skills needed to use many
other types of statistical software.
Critically evaluate statistical reports written by other people, including other
students, researchers, businesses, and reporters.
Write statistical reports using correct terminology, analyses, and graphs.
The textbook (Moore, McCabe, and Craig, Introduction to the Practice of
, 6th edition, W.H. Freeman), also on reserve in Math library on the 3
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 cheap 5
edition version of the book would be good enough for
reading purposes, but note that in Chapters 2, 3, 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.
Access to SPSS program (see note later in syllabus).
Registration with Perdisco online homework and tutoring company ($31.40 fee).
A scientific calculator (graphing calculator is ok but not necessary).
An activated Purdue University Computing Center career account.
A stapler for labs and any other papers you may turn in.
Recommended, but not required:
StatsPortal (web resource that accompanies the
textbook from W.H. Freeman).
Access can be purchased with the textbook or e-
StatsPortal contains an online SPSS Manual, applets, study help, etc.