## STAT 280: Elementary Applied Statistics

Time:               MWF 1:00 pm  1:50 pm

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)

dobelman@stat.rice.edu

Duncan Hall 2091, 713 348 3652 or- JGSM 348 713 348 5369

Office Hours:   Negotiable.  Wednesday/Friday 10-11 a.m.

Course Description:

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)

Ch 1  graph, descriptive statistics, "normal" distribution

Ch 2  bivariate data; scatterplot, correlation

Ch 2  least squares regression, causation, data transformations

Ch 3  experimental design, sampling, inference

Ch 4  randomness, probability concepts and models

Ch 4  random variables (r.v.'s), distribution moments (mean, variance)

Ch 5  sampling distribution for counts and proportions

Ch 5, 6  confidence, significance, statistical tests

Ch 6, 7  power and inference

Ch 7, 8  inference for populations

Ch 8  comparing two populations

Ch __ time series

Ch __ categorical data analysis

Ch __ multivariate (multiple) regression and ANOVA

Ch __ special topic 4

Ch __ special topic 5

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/Quiz/Exam (50%)

Test 1:              15%

Test 2:              15%

Quizzes:           \

Final Exam:      /  20%

Laboratories:

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) before the end of your assigned lab session.  Labs more than 1 week late will NOT be accepted.  If you find yourself working in a group for the labs, be sure to indicate ALL group members on your lab submission.

Lab location: Gardiner Symonds Digital Teaching Center 2, Duncan Hall 1020 (Located outside the main Duncan Hall)