Statistics 2331
Introduction to statistical methods
Spring 2018

 Ian R. Harris
Associate Professor, Department of Statistical Science
103 Heroy Building
214-768-2454
iharris@mail.smu.edu
http://faculty.smu.edu/iharris

Office Hours (tentative):
Mon 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Wed 1:00-2:00 p.m.
or by appt.



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

 

 Directions to G15. Go to Clements Hall, approach from the North Side (Dallas Hall side). DO NOT enter through main white entrance door. Instead, stand facing door and turn right, there is a small (partially hidden) staircase leading down to the basement approximately 20yds to the right of the main entrance. Take stairs down, go through doors to corridor, turn right, G15 will then be on the right.



Stat 2301-803
Lectures: 2:00-2:50 p.m., MW; DALL 306

Section N31 Laboratory: 2-2:50., F; CLEM G15  
Section N32 Laboratory: 3-3:50., F;  CLEM G15
Section N33 Laboratory: 12-12:50., F; CLEM G15
 

[students enrolled in section 803 MUST also be enrolled in either N31, N32,  or  N33.]

TAs: T.A.:

Name

Room

Office Hours

Email

Todd Buretz

HEROY 125

TTH 9:30-10:30

tburetz@smu.edu

Jingjing Qu

HYER G23

TTH 10:30-11:30

jingjingq@smu.edu

 


Classroom Etiquette

Please turn off/silence and put away your cell phone while in class. Text messaging, checking email, FaceBook or other websites, completing work for another class, etc. are not

acceptable during class time. You may not use a laptop for note taking; exceptions with documentation from DASS.

 

Note on cell phones: Cell phones must be turned off and put away during exams. If students use

their cell phone during an exam, that will be considered cheating and a violation of the Honor Code (see section on Academic Integrity).

Textbook
Introduction to the practice of statistics, 9th Edition, special loose leaf version available at bookstore.
by Moore, McCabe and Craig; Freeman

Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)
This class qualifies as a Quantitative Foundation (QF) course as part of SMU's new university curriculum. The SLOs for a QF class are as follows:

1) Students will be able to solve problems using algebraic, geometric, calculus, statistical and/or geometrical methods.

2) Students will be able to interpret and/or draw inferences from mathematical models, data, graphs, or formulae.

 

Lectures
Lectures are very important for understanding the material and doing well on the exams, please attend!    Please participate via questions, answers, and comments. It is also important to do the homework assignments.

Attendance
Attendance is required.  Failure to attend regularly will put your success in the course (and your grade) in serious jeopardy.  

Grading
Your semester grade will be determined as follows:


 

Exams (3 exams)

60%

No dropped scores. Exam dates are Feb 19th, March 28th and April 25th.

Final Exam 

20%

Monday May 14th, 3:00-6:00.

Homework Assignments

10%

No dropped scores.

Laboratory Assignments

10%

Full attendance is required.

TOTAL

100%

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 There are NO EXTRA CREDIT opportunities available for this course, so make sure you understand what is required of you.  More details about the components of your grade......

NOTE: Write your name and lab section number (N31/N32/N33) on all work (homework, exams, etc.)

 

Getting Help
Please contact me or the teaching assistant if you have questions or are having difficulties.  Office hours are regularly scheduled times that you can come by to ask questions or get help.  If you are unable to visit during scheduled office hours, contact myself or a teaching assistant to set up an appointment.  

 

·         Disability Accommodations:  Students needing academic accommodations for a disability must first register with Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS).  Students can call 214-768-1470 or visit http://www.smu.edu/Provost/ALEC/DASS to begin the process.  Once registered, students should then schedule an appointment with the professor as early in the semester as possible, present a DASS Accommodation Letter, and make appropriate arrangements.  Please note that accommodations are not retroactive and require advance notice to implement.

 

·         Religious Observance: Religiously observant students wishing to be absent on holidays that require missing class should notify their professors in writing at the beginning of the semester, and should discuss with them, in advance, acceptable ways of making up any work missed because of the absence. (See University Policy No. 1.9.)

 

·         Excused Absences for University Extracurricular Activities: Students participating in an officially sanctioned, scheduled University extracurricular activity should be given the opportunity to make up class assignments or other graded assignments missed as a result of their participation.  It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements with the instructor prior to any missed scheduled examination or other missed assignment for making up the work. (University Undergraduate Catalogue)

 

·         Student Learning Outcomes:  Please include in your syllabi all student learning outcomes, both those specific to your course, as well as those that satisfy major and general education requirements.

 

·         Final Exams:  Final course examinations shall be given in all courses where they are appropriate, and some form of final assessment is essential.  Final exams or final assessments must be administered as specified in the official examination schedule, and shall not be administered during the last week of classes or during the Reading Period. 

 

·         In accordance with Texas Senate Bill 11, also known as the “campus carry” law, following consultation with entire University community SMU determined to remain a weapons-free campus. Specifically, SMU prohibits possession of weapons (either openly or in a concealed manner) on campus. For more information, please see:  http://www.smu.edu/BusinessFinance/Police/Weapons_Policy.

 

SMU Honor Code
The SMU Honor Code will be strictly enforced.  Students caught giving or receiving unauthorized help on examinations will either be given a course grade of zero or taken before the Honor Council.

 
 

Tentative Schedule

WEEK

TOPIC (Numbers refer to chapters in book)

DUE DATES AND TEST DATES FOR THIS WEEK

FRIDAY LAB ACTIVITY

1/22-1/26

1/22: Introduction, 1.2
(stemplots)
1/24: 1.3 ( mean, median )

No homework, read Chapter 1, section 1.

1/26 Last ADD date.

No lab.

1/29-2/2

1/29: 1.3 (variability using standard deviation, IQR)
1/31: 1.4 (normal curves)
 

Homework 1 (due 2/2): 1.75, 1.77, 1.79, 1.87 (p 49, 50), 1.93, 1.94 (p 59)

2/2 Last DROP date.

Lab 1, Introduction to Excel.

2/5-2/9

2/5: 2.2, 2.3 (scatterplots, correlation)
2/7: 2.4, 2.5 (regression)

Manatee data

plot


Homework 2 (due 2/9): 2.41, 2.46 (p 111), 2.62 (p 116), 2.64 (p122), 2.76 (p126), 2.87 (p128), 2.106 (p141).

Lab 2, correlation

2/12-2/16

2/12: 2.6  Simpson's paradox
2/14: Exam review

Homework 3:

2/19-2/23

2/19: Exam 1, 2/19.
2/21:  

No homework this week

No lab

2/26-3/2

2/26:  4.1, 4.2, 4.5 (randomness and probability)
2/28: 4.5 (prob rules), 4.4 (mean of a random variable)


Homework 4

3/5-3/9

3/5: Conditional probability using tables.

3/7: 4.3, 4.4 (random variables, probability distributions) 5.4 (Poisson distribution)

No homework

No lab this week!

3/12-3/16

---Spring Break-----

---Spring Break-----

---Spring Break-----

3/19-3/23

3/19:  6.1, (confidence intervals).

3/21: 7.1 (Confidence intervals)

t-table.

Homework 5

3/26-3/30

3/26: Exam Review
3/28
Exam II  (3/28)

 No homework

------- GOOD FRIDAY------

4/2-4/6

4/2: Statistical and practical significance

4/4: 7.2 (CI, 2 sample)


Homework 6

 

4/9-4/13

4/9: 8.1 (proportions)

4/11: More 8.1

DROP DEADLINE TUESDAY 4/11.

Homework 7

 

4/16-4/20

4/16: 8.2 (comparing two proportions)
4/18:  Testing ideas, Error types, significance level.

Homework 8

4/23-4/27

4/23: Review for test
4/25:
Exam 3, 4/25.

 

No homework

 

 No lab this week!

4/30-5/4

4/30:  t-test
5/2: p-values, review for final

 

Homework 9

 

5/7-5/11

Beginning of finals

 

5/7: LAST DAY OF CLASS, FRIDAY SCHEDULE (NO LAB).

No homework

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5/14-5/18

2nd finals week

STAT 2301-802:  Final Exam is Monday, May 14th, 3:00pm -6:00pm.