# STAT 280: Elementary Applied Statistics

 Syllabus Homework Assignments Laboratory Assignments Lecture Notes Other Resources

## Announcements

12/22/04: GRADES ARE IN! Congratulations, everyone worked very hard. Please make sure your grade from the Registrar's Office matches these. Please note that inconsistent performance in the homework/lab submission made it impossible to apply more than a generous consideration of exam grades/other factors.

Key to Test II:   Due to being scanner-challenged, the key was inncluded in your end of course straggler packets.

Lab 99 is posted here: Lab 99 Writeup    Lab 99 data    Lab 99 help    Lab 99 Solution

Test 2 (covers chapters 5-8) Wednesday 11/17/04 1:00 - 1:50 in class

Test 1 (covers chapters 1-4) Wednesday 9/29/04 1:00 - 1:50 in class

## Final Project

 Due: Last day of finals TBD for graduating seniors TBD for non-graduating students

Within this project you must demonstrate five different aspects of a statistical study. The project should be 5-10 pages in length. You may use either an observational study or a designed experiment. I must approve your topic of research before you begin.

1. Pose a question that you can answer with data (which must be approved by me).

2. Explain how you will select the data or design the experiment to gather the data. Provide your rationale for the choices.

3. Include your data (in an appendix) and provide an appropriate graphical display. The descriptive methods you use should relate to the research question you have chosen to answer.

4. Perform some statistical inference on your data and provide reasoning for your choice of methods. You should summarize your findings, relating them to your research question.

5. Summarize what you have done in layman's terms, so that a person without any statistical knowledge would understand your findings and how you obtained them.

## Homework Assignments

Homework 0 (optional): Assigned 8/27/04, due Monday 8/30 (in class) - "Statistics in the News," good for 1 point on final course grade.
Find an example of statistics in the news and summarize. To receive credit, your example must (1) state the 'headline'; (2) summarize the data, with an explanation for the data presentation technique you chose; (3) state and evaluate/critique the claim; (4) include the citation; (5) paper must be NO MORE THAN 1 PAGE!

Homework 1: Assigned 9/3, due 9/10
Section 1.1: 3, 12, 16, 18, 29 (also show terminal value for \$1M invested at the beginning);
Section 1.2: 46, 52, 62, 65, 66, 70, 131 (p.97);
Section 1.3: 79, 80, 81, 88, 90, 91, 98, 99, 108, 109.

Homework 2: Assigned 9/10, due 9/17
Chapter 4: 112, 114, 115, 116, 118, 120, 121, 122, 124

Homework 3: Assigned 9/17 due 9/24
Chapter 2: 114*, 118, 120, 122, 124*, 126*, 128, 130, 131, 132   * These are reasoning problems

Homework 4: Assigned 9/24 due WEDNESDAY 9/29
Chapter 3: 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88, 90, 91

Homework 5: Assigned 10/8, due 10/15 for 1 pt E.C., or due 10/18 for normal credit
Chapter 5: 54, 56, 58, 60, 61, 62, 64, 66 (Note that there are only 8 problems this time, will try to assign more next time.)

Homework 6: Assigned 10/22, due 10/29   [Sorry, this was posted 10/22, so everyone does NOT get an A in the course.]
Chapter 6: 94, 96, 98, 100, 102, 104, 108, 110, 111

Homework 7: Assigned 11/3, due 11/10
Chapter 7: 104, 106, 109, 112, 113, 118, 121, 125, 131

Homework 8: Assigned 11/19, Due 11/26
Chapter 8: 28, 36, 56, 62, 64, 72, 76, 78, 81

Homework 9: LAST HOMEWORK! Assigned 12/1, Due 12/3 :) :)
Chapter 9: 1, 20, 31

% Problems denoted with a "%" are suggested problems to work on your own; turning them in will result in extra credit.

## Laboratory Assignments

Labs SHOULD be due at the end of the lab period, once we straighten out the printing problems. If ytou cannot attend your lab and wish to switch, please coordiante withy our labbie. And changes or "negotiated" turn-in arrangements must be coordinated with your labbie.

Lab section roster

Lab 1: (due following week)
Assigned Tue 9/7 Due Tue 9/14
Assigned Thu 9/9 Due Thu 9/16
Assigned Sun 9/12 Due Sun 9/19

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8

## Other Resources

Calendar

Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics  Great Simulations/Demonstrations, Java applets that demonstrate various statistical concepts; many case studies and examples of real data with analyses and interpretation, and some basic statistical analysis tools. Home page of the HyperStat website (see below).

Textbook Applets/Simultaions  Online applets and simulations from Moore & McCabe's textbook website.

Hyperstat Online Textbook   This is Dr. David Lane's website, it has excellent online textbook for another look at what we will be covering.

Other Textbook Materials  Moore & McCabe's textbook website with data, examples, helps, etc.