# STAT 280: Elementary Applied Statistics

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## Announcements

Final Examination/Lab 99: is a common class project, and is due 5/6/05, 10-11 a.m., at my office in Duncan Hall, 2091. GRADUATING SENIORS must turn this in NLT Thursday, 5/5/05 at 5 p.m. You may work in groups (up to N=3), and the write-up must include all the names of your group members.

Lab 99 Writeup    Lab 99 Data   Lab 99 Help     Lab 99 Solution/Discussion

Test 2: Covers chapters 5-9 (+other?): Scheduled for April 27, 2005, in class. A review will be conducted THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1830 in Duncan Hall, and another is scheduled for Friday, 4/22/05. Key to Test II:
Sample Test 2.         Solution.
Another Sample Test 2.     Solution to this one

Test 1 (covers chapters 1-4) Rescheduled from 3/2/05 to 3/16/05, 1:00 - 1:50 in class. Test will be closed book; handy formulae and tables will be provided. Calculators, etc. allowed, under pledged conditions. Sample test is available HERE. Be sure you can do THIS. A review will be conducted Tuesday 3/15 at 1930 somewhere in Duncan Hall (first floor). Key to Test I:

Midterm grades were submitted 3/9/05. (based only on HW 1-3)

2/11/05: Boxplots!  Instructions for the Bruynell Boxplot Solution, with sample spreadsheet.

1/17/05: Text of MLK's Speech. some King photos; An official story from the national archives; version from "what really happened;" Current status.

## Homework Assignments

Homework 0 (optional): Assigned 1/14/04, due wednesday 1/19/05 (in class) - "Statistics in the News - Estimation of Shredded Documents," good for 1 point on final course grade.   Problem: Using this 12/23/04 news story as your source for data, estimate the equivalent building size needed to store the destroyed documents. I.e., the overall building FOOTPRINT DIMENSION and NUMBER OF FLOORS. Use a building with which we are familiar, e.g., Herman Brown, the Eiffle Tower, Brown College, etc. Try to keep it simple (convert everything to linear meters, use rectangular buildings, etc.)   To receive credit, your analysis must: (1) summarize the data for each department; (2) state your assumptions, with an explanation for the data presentation technique you chose; (3) Draw a floorplan layout to validate your claim; (4) paper must be NO MORE THAN 2 PAGES!

Homework 1: Assigned 1/28, due 2/4
Section 1.1: 16, 18, 29 (also show terminal value for \$1M invested at the beginning);
Section 1.2: 65, 66, 70, 131 (p.97);
Section 1.3: 81, 88, 98, 99, 108, 109.

Homework 2: Assigned 2/4 due 2/11
Chapter 2: 114*, 118, 120, 122, 124*, 126*, 128, 130, 131, 132   * These are reasoning problems

Homework 3: Assigned 2/11 due Friday 2/18
Chapter 3: 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88, 90, 91

Homework 4: Assigned 2/25 extended until Monday 3/14/05
Chapter 4: 112, 114, 115, 116, 118, 120, 121, 122, 124

Homework 5: Assigned 3/25, due 4/1
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 4/6, due 4/13
Chapter 6: 94, 96, 98, 100, 102, 104, 108, 110, 111

Homework 7: Assigned 4/15, due 4/22
Chapter 7: 104, 106, 109, 112, 113, 118, 121, 125, 131

Homework 8: Assigned 4/20, Due 4/27
Chapter 8: 36, 56, 62, 72, 76
Optional Problems (extra credit): Chapter 8: 28, 64, 78, 81

## 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.

Graders, Labbies and Lab section roster

## Lecture Notes

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

## 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.