**STAT 280: Elementary Applied Statistics**

__Time__: MW
9:00 am – 10:20 am

__Location__: Herman
Brown 22

__Course Text__: Introduction
to the Practice of Statistics, 5^{th} ed., by David S. Moore, George P.
McCabe, W.H. Freeman & Co., c2006

__ISBN__: 2004114217

__Instructor__: Galen
I. Papkov

__Email__: gpapkov@rice.edu

__Office__: Duncan
Hall 2076

__Ph__: 713.348.2863

__Office Hours__: Monday 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Thursday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

__Course Description__:

A non-calculus introduction
to statistical methods with emphasis on techniques. Includes computer
laboratory. Topics include basic probability, descriptive statistics,
probability distributions, confidence intervals, significance testing, simple
linear regression and correlation, association between categorized variables.

__Course Content__:

Ch. 1 – graphs,
descriptive statistics, ÒnormalÓ distribution

Ch. 2 – bivariate data,
scatterplot, correlation, least squares regression, causation, transformations

Ch. 3 – experimental
design, sampling, inference

Ch. 4 – randomness,
probability concepts & models, random variables, distribution moments (i.e.
mean, variance)

Ch. 5 – sampling
distribution for counts and proportions

Ch. 6 – confidence
intervals, significance, statistical tests, power

Ch. 7 – inference for
one and two populations

Ch. 8 – inference for
one and two proportions

Ch. 9 – inference for
two-way tables, chi-square test

Plus special topics if time
permits.

__Grading__: (40%
assignments, 60% examinations)

__Assignments__

Homework: 15%

Weekly Labs: 15%

Project: 10%

__Examinations__

Quizzes: 10%

Test 1: 15%

Test 2: 15%

Final: 20%

__Homework__:

Homework will typically (but
not always) be assigned on a Monday and due a week later at the beginning of
class. Late assignments will
suffer a 25% penalty and must be handed in within 48 hours or at the beginning
of the next class period, whichever comes first. Homework will NOT be accepted after the ÒlateÓ deadline has
passed. Students are responsible
for knowing when an assignment is due, handing homework in on time, and making
sure it is legible.

__Quizzes__:

Short notice will be given
for quizzes. If attendance drops
significantly, then these short-notice quizzes will become pop quizzes. A missed quiz equals a zero. If there is a special reason and a
student informs the instructor that he/she will be missing a quiz *at least* 24 hours before the quiz is given, then that student
will have __1 week__ to reschedule.
It is the studentÕs responsibility to contact the instructor to
reschedule a make-up quiz.

__Exams__:

There will be 2 in-class or
evening exams and a final exam given during the finals period. The policy for missing an exam is the
same as for quizzes. If an exam is
missed for a special reason and the instructor is notified at least 24 hours in
advance (prior to exam time), then the student will have __1 week__ to
reschedule and take a make-up exam.

__Attendance__:

A student is
expected to attend class. If a
student misses a class, then he or she is responsible for keeping up with the course
material and finding out if any exams, quizzes, or homeworks have been assigned
or scheduled. Aside form class,
all assignments will be posted on OWL-space. Therefore, it is mandatory that all student have a netID and
password which will be used during lab and to access OWL-space.

__Laboratories__:

Everyone is
assigned to a particular lab session. Lab instructors will hold these sessions
and the weekly lab assignment is due __at the beginning__ of the following
week's session. Attendance at the lab sessions is not mandatory. You may
conduct labs in groups of TWO, but the write-up MUST be completed on your
own. Lab write-ups should be original and in the studentÕs own words. If
you find yourself working in a group for the labs, be sure to indicate ALL group
members on your lab submission. Labs turned in after the initial deadline
will suffer a 10% penalty. Labs more than 1 week late will NOT be
accepted.

__Lab Location__: Symonds 2,
Duncan Hall 1020 (Located outside the main part of DH, towards Keck Hall)

__Lab Days and Times__:

Sunday and Monday 7-9pm

Tuesday 3-5pm

__Disabilities__:

*Any student with a documented
disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is encouraged to
speak with the instructor during the first two weeks of class.*

*All discussions will remain
confidential. Students with disabilities should also contact Disability Support
Services in the Ley Student Center.*