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 12 
Aug 30 Tu 
4 
Graphical and Quantitative Descriptive Statistics Part I 
OL: Sec 3.13.4 
Sep 1 Th 
5 
Finish August 25 SAS lab. Meet in Room G15, Clements Hall 
CS Ch 12 
Sep 6 Tu 
6 
More on Statistical Sampling 
OL Sec 2.12.2, 4.11 
Sep 8 Th 
7 
Introduction to Probability 
OL Sec 4.14.4 Resource: ProbabilityFormulas.doc 
Sep 13 Tu 
8 
Normal Probability Distribution 
OL Sec 4.94.10 
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 4.64.10, 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 2A2F 
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 MeansAssign HW 4 
OL sec 5.2 Resource: SampConfTest.doc 
Oct 6 Th 
15 
Exam SolutionsConfidence 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 SASHomework 4 dueMeet in Clements G15 
Resource: Project Description 
Oct 18 Tu 
17 
Confidence Intervals for ProportionsSample Size DeterminationAssign 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, 5.65.7 
Oct 25 Tu 
19 
Inference on Medians, TwoSample Inference on Means and ProportionsHomework 5 dueHave rough draft of project by November 1 
OL Sec 5.8, 6.2, 6.4, 10.3 
Oct 27 Th 
20 
TwoSample Inference in SAS  Meet in Clements G15Time leftover for project work 
Cody & Smith Chapter 6 
Nov 1 Tu 
21 
Analysis of VarianceAssign Homework 6Rough 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 G15Time left over for project work 
Cody & Smith Chapter 7 & 9 
Nov 10 Th 
24 
Chisquare GoodnessofFit and Contingency Table TestsHomework 6 dueCourse Evaluations 
OL Sec 10.4, 10.5 
Nov 15 Tu 
25 
Chisquare 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