Syllabus For Statistics 2301,
Fall 2005
Syllabus subject to change
according to pace of the course. All text references are for Moore, McCabe,
Duckworth & Sclove unless otherwise noted.


Date 
Lecture 
Lecture Topic & Associated Text Sections 
081805 
1 
Introduction to Course: Types of Data and Exploratory Data Analysis (Chapter 1 Intro) 
082305 
2 
Displaying Data with Graphs (Section 1.1) & Supplementary material found on Internet 
082505 
3 
Describing the Center of a Distribution (Section 1.2) 
083005 
4 
Describing the Spread of a Distribution (Section 1.2 cont'd) 
090105 
5 
The Normal Distributions (Section 1.3) 
090605 
6 
Assessing Normality 
090805 
7 
Scatterplots and Correlation (Sections 2.1 and 2.2) 
091305 
8 
Review for Exam 1 
091505 
NA 
Exam 1  Covers material from lectures 1 to 7. 
092005 
9 
Linear Regression (Sections 2.3) 
092205 
10 
Influential Variables & Cautions about Regression (Section 2.4) 
092705 
11 
Designing Samples, Part I (Section 3.1) 
092805 
12 
Designing Samples, Part II (Section 3.1) 
100405 
13 
An Experiment on Experiments (Section 3.2) 
100605 
13 
Sampling Distributions (Section 3.3) 
101105 
Fall Break – No Classes 

101305 
14 
Randomness and Probability Models (Sections 4.1 & 4.2) 
101805 
15 
Review for Exam 2 
102005 
NA 
Exam 2  Covers material from lectures 9 to 15. 
102505 
16 
Random Variables (Section 4.3) 
102705 
17 
Sampling Distribution of the Mean (Section 4.4) 
110105 
18 
General Probability Rules (Section 5.1) 
110305 
19 
Estimating with Confidence (Section 6.1) 
110805 
20 
Estimating with Confidence (Section 6.1 cont’d) 
111005 
21 
Tests of Significance (Section 6.2) 
111505 
22 
Review for Exam and Course Evaluations 
111705 
NA 
Exam 3  Covers material from lectures 16 to 22. 
112205 
23 
Using Significance Tests (Section 6.3) 
112405 
Thanksgiving Break – No Classes 

112905 
25 
Review for Final 