Experimental Statistics Fall 2005

Course Outline – Outline subject to change as the course progresses.

Rows shaded in yellow indicate lab sessions, Pink indicates exam, Green indicates no class.

Date

Lecture

Topics

Reference*

Aug 18

Th

1

Introduction to the Science of Statistics:

Descriptive & Inferential Statistics, Populations & Samples, Parameters & Statistics, Quantitative & Qualitative Data, Scale of Data, Discrete & Continuous Data

OL: Sec 1.1 – 1.4

Aug 23

Tu

2

Data Creation and Management: Types of studies, types of samples, preparing data for summarization and analysis

OL: Sec 2.3 – 2.5

Aug 25

Th

3

Introduction to SAS Programming Language. Meet in Room G15, Clements Hall

CS Ch 1-2

Aug 30

Tu

4

Graphical and Quantitative Descriptive Statistics Part I

OL: Sec 3.1-3.4

Sep 1

Th

 5

Finish August 25 SAS lab.  Meet in Room G15, Clements Hall

CS Ch 1-2

Sep 6

Tu

6

More on Statistical Sampling

OL Sec 2.1-2.2, 4.11

Sep 8

Th

7

Introduction to Probability

OL Sec 4.1-4.4

Resource: ProbabilityFormulas.doc

Sep 13

Tu

8

Normal Probability Distribution

OL Sec 4.9-4.10

Sep 15

Th

9

Discussion of HW 2

Expected Values and Standard Deviations of Probability Distributions

Binomial Probability Distribution

Resources: Homework 2 code, Homework 2 Solutions (on BB)

OL Sec 4.6-4.10, Class Notes

Class Exercises: homework3.doc

Sep 20

Tu

10

Descriptive Statistics and Plots Using SAS.

Project Introduction

Meet in Room G15, Clements Hall

CS Sec 2A-2F

Sep 22

Th

 11

Sampling Distributions

Homework 3 Due

OL Sec 4.12, 4.13 

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/%7Elane/rvls.html

Resource: SampConfTest.doc

Sep 27

Tu

12

Review for Exam

Resource: homework3.doc

Sep 29

Th

13 

Exam #1

 

Oct 4

Tu

14

 Confidence Intervals for Means

Assign HW 4

OL sec 5.2

Resource: SampConfTest.doc

Oct 6

Th

 15

Exam Solutions

Confidence Intervals for Means in SAS - Meet in Clements G15

 

Oct 11

Tu

 

Fall Break – No Class

 

Oct 13

Th

 16

Project work day: Goal – get data into SAS

Homework 4 due

Meet in Clements G15

Resource: Project Description

Oct 18

Tu

17

Confidence Intervals for Proportions

Sample Size Determination

Assign Homework 5

OL Sec 5.3, 10.2

Resource: SampConfTest.doc

Oct 20

Th

18

Hypothesis Testing for Proportions, Errors in Hypothesis Testing

OL Sec 5.4, 5.6-5.7

Oct 25

Tu

19

Inference on Medians, Two-Sample Inference on Means and Proportions

Homework 5 due

Have rough draft of project by November 1

OL Sec 5.8, 6.2, 6.4, 10.3

Resource: Two-Sample Inference Formulas

Oct 27

Th

20

Two-Sample Inference in SAS - Meet in Clements G15

Time leftover for project work

Cody & Smith Chapter 6

Nov 1

Tu

21

Analysis of Variance

Assign Homework 6

Rough Draft of Project due

OL Chapter 8 

Nov 3

Th

22

Linear Regression

OL Sec 11.2., 11.3, 11.4, 12.3

Nov 8

Tu

23

ANOVA & Regression in SAS - Meet in Clements G15

Time left over for project work

Cody & Smith Chapter 7 & 9


Nov 10

Th

 24

Chi-square Goodness-of-Fit and Contingency Table Tests

Homework 6 due

Course Evaluations

OL Sec 10.4, 10.5

Nov 15

Tu

25

Chi-square GOF in SAS - Meet in Clements G15

Leftover time for Projects

CS Chapters 3 

Nov 17

Th

26

Exam #2

Class Notes

Nov 22

Tu

 27

Problem & Project Work Session  - Meet in Clements G15

Class Notes

Nov 24

 

Thanksgiving – No Class

Grandma & Turkey

Nov 29

 28

Course Review – Projects Due

Class Notes

TBA

TBA

Final Exam

 

*   OL: Ott & Longnecker, An Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis, Fifth Edition                       
CS: Cody & Smith, Statistical Design Applied Statistics and the SAS Programming Language, Fourth Edition