Applied Statistics Math 1281  Section 104 Fall 2003 Dr. Rachel Hall Saint Joseph's University Florence Nightengale
 Welcome to the class web site for Applied Statistics! Textbook: Peck, Roxy, Chris Olsen, Jay L. Devore. Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. Duxbury Press, 2001. ISBN: 0534370926. Topics include: Introduction to statistics and probability: study design, descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency, variability, correlation, regression), probability (chance and randomness, random variables, probability distributions, central limit theorem), inferential statistics (interval estimation and hypothesis testing), and non-parametric statistics. Students will be required to use a computer software package to solve various statistical problems. Data analysis projects will be assigned. Designed for students in the life sciences   Here are some useful links. Syllabus. Includes course description, course expectations, and grading policies. Project #1.  Instructions for the project, and how to get the data sets. Project #2.  Homework assignments. A list of all homework assigned. Writing assignment #1  due Friday, September 19th Writing assignment #2  due Wednesday, October 29th. Writing assignment #3  due Wednesday, November 19th. Review problems for the first test. Review problems for the second test. Review problems for the final. Lecture notes on regression and correlation from December 5th. Tutoring.  My recommendations & your options. MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive. The History of Statistics from York University in England. Web sites with interesting statistical studies or databases: www.gallup.com.  Lots of stuff here--look under Gallup Poll News Service. College Alcohol Study.  Huge survey of drinking among college students.  Statistical Resources on the Web.  Huge site from the University of Michigan with links to statistical surveys on various topics. Bell Curve:  Anatomy of an Analysis   Analysis of the statistics behind The Bell Curve.  Strong stuff! Sampling Distributions.  Java demos of sampling distributions. APA Style (Ithaca College Library, 2002) includes examples of correct APA bibliography format.

Rachel W. Hall / Department of Math and Computer Science / Saint Joseph's University / rhall@sju.edu