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**Final Project: **is a common class project, and is due on the date of our class final, 12/13/06, 10-11 a.m., at my office in Duncan Hall, 2077. You may work in groups (up to N=4), and the write-up must include all the names of your group members.

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**Test 1 **(covers chapters 1-5) Is scheduled for October 25. Test will be closed book; a cheatsheet on a single piece of paper is permitted. Tables will be provided. Calculators, etc. allowed, under pledged conditions. Sample test is available HERE. A review will be conducted October 22, 1930-2130, somewhere in Duncan Hall (first floor). TEST RESULTS are here. Thanks to everyone for doing a great job on the test.

**8/28/05: WELCOME to STAT 280! **

** Homework 0 (optional): Assigned 8/28/06, due Wednesday, 9/6/06 (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 9/1/06 , due 9/15.__

Chapter 1: 2, 14, 18, 20, 28, 32, 36, 42, 46, 50, 58, 76, 80, 84, 86, 92, 94, 96, 110, and 130.

__Homework 2: Due 9/29.__

Chapter 2: 2, 6, 14, 22, 30, 38, 42, 50, 52, 58, 62, 70, 74, 88, 90, 96, 98, 104

__Homework 3: Due 10/6__

Chapter 3: 62, 63, 64, 65, 69, 72, 76, 86, 87, 91

__Homework 4: Due 10/13__

Chapter 4: 59, 60, 76, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 120, 124

__Homework 5: Due 10/20__

Chapter 5: 11, 12, 23, 32, 34, 36, 56, 61, 62, 64, 66

__Homework 6: Due 11/6 (Monday)__

Chapter 6: 5, 6, 10, 20, 24, 37, 38, 40, 41, 54, 56, 61, 106, 109

__Homework 7: Due __

Chapter 7: 6, 8, 12, 18, 20, 42, 54, 56, 62, 72, 86, 118, 122

__Homework 8: Due __

Chapter 8: 2, 6, 22, 26, 32, 36, 38, 44, 50, 70, 72

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

Graders, Labbies and Lab section rosterChapter 1 Graphs, descriptive statistics, "normal" distribution Version b1 Version b2

Chapter 2 Scatterplot, least squares regression Version b Cheat Sheet

Chapter 3 Experimental design, sampling, inference Version b

Chapter 4 Randomness, probability concepts and models Version b

Chapter 5 Sampling distribution for counts and proportions

Chapter 6 Statistical Inference & Confidence Interval Version b

Chapter 7 Inference for Means Version b

Chapter 8 Inference for Proportions Version b

Ch __ time series

Ch __ categorical data analysis

Ch __ multivariate (multiple) regression and ANOVA

Ch __ bootstrap resampling

Ch __ special topic 5

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.