Location: Sewall Hall 301
Course Text: Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, 4th ed., David S. Moore,
George P. McCabe, W.H. Freeman and Co., c2003, ISBN: 0716796570
Instructor: Course Website:
Dr. John A. Dobelman www.stat.rice.edu/~dobelman (see courses)
Duncan Hall 2091, 713 348 3652 or- JGSM 348 713 348 5369
Office Hours: Negotiable. Wednesday/Friday
This course is designed to introduce the student to statistical methodology useful for data analysis. Emphasis will be placed on applications through working examples and computer-assisted data analysis in lab sessions.
Course Content: Chapters 1 9 of text plus special topics, Possible other real-life data project(s)
Grading: 50% assignments, 50% examination. Late policy: 20% penalty for HW turned in by next class; no credit for later than this.
Assignments (50%) Laboratory Sections: Sec. 1: Sunday 5-7
Homework: 20% Sec. 2: Monday 7-9
Weekly Labs: 20% Sec. 3: Tuesday 3-5
Project(s): 10% (see below)
Test 1: 15%
Final Exam: / 20%
Everyone is assigned to a particular lab session. Lab instructors will hold these sessions, and the weekly lab assignment is due by the end of the following week's session. Attendance at the lab sessions is not mandatory. You may complete the assignment on your own, as long as it is turned in (to your lab instructor or to me) before the end of your assigned lab session. Labs more than 1 week late will NOT be accepted.
Lab instructors: See http://www.stat.rice.edu/~dobelman/courses/280admin.txt
Symonds Workstation ID/Password:
Owlnet PC's require an Owlnet account with a PC/Mac password. Please obtain a CAMPUS PC PASSWORD prior to coming to the first lab. The PC/Mac password is not your normal Owlnet password (i.e. what you use to log into a UNIX machine or check your mail with); it is a special password which allows you to access Owlnet PC and Macintosh computers. If you don't have one or have forgotten it, you can go to http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/webpcpasswd.shtml to set/change it.
Any student with a
documented disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is
requested to speak with me during the first two weeks of class. All discussions
will remain confidential. Students with disabilities should also contact
Disability Support Services in the