Course Schedule

Applied Statistics

Dr. Rachel Hall


 

Class 

Date

Topic 

Reading (due next class)

Textbook problems (due next class)

Homework to be turned in

1

Mon, Aug 30

The Role of Statistics 

1.1-1.4

1.1, 1.3, 1.9, 1.11, 1.13 Instructions for SPSS Chapter 1

 

2

Wed, Sep 1

The Data Analysis Process/Sampling

2.1-2.3

2.6, 2.8, 2.12, 2.21 (prepare for Wed, Sept 8)

Instructions for SPSS Chapter 2

 

3

Fri, Sep 3

Sampling

Introduction to SPSS

2.1-2.3

2.6, 2.8, 2.12, 2.21

HW #1 due: Navigating the course web page

 

Mon, Sep 6

LABOR DAY

 

 

 

4

Wed, Sep 8

Observational Studies 

2.3-2.5

2.29, 2.31, 2.37, 2.40, 2.48, 2.55, 2.57; read about the Stroop Effect on p. 68.

Study for review quiz on Sections 2.1-2.3

5

Fri, Sep 10

Experimental Studies

2.5

2.29, 2.31, 2.37, 2.40, 2.48, 2.55, 2.57; read about the Stroop Effect on p. 68.

 

6

Mon, Sep 13

Graphical Methods for Summarizing Data 

3.1, 3.3, 3.4 (skip 3.2)

Instructions for SPSS Chapter 3; 3.7a, 3.12, 3.15, 3.25, 3.26, 3.27, 3.28

 

7

Wed, Sep 15

Numerical Methods for Summarizing Data 

4.1-4.3

3.39, 3.43, 3.44, 4.1, 4.3, 4.8, 4.16, 4.17

Quiz on Section 2.4 is due. Partner and article selection for HW2 should be emailed to me before class.

8

Fri, Sep 17

Numerical Methods for Summarizing Data 

 

3.42, 4.8, 4.22, 4.23 (to hand in); 4.31, 4.32, 4.33

Quiz on HW from Monday today

9

Mon, Sep 20

Understanding Variability/Bivariate Data 

4.4-4.5

4.37, 4.38, 4.39, 4.45

HW #3 due.

10

Wed, Sep 22

Understanding Variability/Bivariate Data 

 

 

HW #2 due.

11

Fri, Sep 24

TEST 1

CHAPTERS 1-4

 

 

12

Mon, Sep 27

Introduction to Correlation and Regression 

5.1-5.2

 

 

13

Wed, Sep 29

Introduction to Correlation and Regression 

 

5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5bc (use r = 0.94), 5.7, 5.11

 

14

Fri, Oct 1

Linear Regression 

5.35

For each problem, use the equation for the regression line given in the answer key 5.19, 5.21 , 5.33, 5.41

 

15

Mon, Oct 4

Introduction to Probability 

6.1-6.3

6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4

Test 1 answer key due for Extra Credit

16

Wed, Oct 6

Introduction to Probability 

6.1-6.3

6.5, 6.7, 6.9

 

17

Fri, Oct 8

Classical Probability

 

6.14, 6.15, 6.17, 6.18, 6.21

Activity 14-2 and 14-4 in the handout are due—will count for Friday’s quiz grade.

18

Mon, Oct 11

 

 

 

 

19

Wed, Oct 13

Conditional Probability, Independence 

6.4-6.6

 

 

20

Fri, Oct 15

 

 

6.30, 6.32, 6.33, 6.36, 6.41, 6.43, 6.44

 

 

Mon, Oct 18

FALL BREAK 

 

 

 

21

Wed, Oct 20

Theoretical Distribution for Random Variables 

7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.5

Worksheet on the binomial distribution; 7.8, 7.9, 7.11, 7.28, 7.29, 7.31, 7.45a

Reminder: SPSS troubleshooting—Thursday, 4-4:30, B/L 225

22

Fri, Oct 22

 

 

 

 

23

Mon, Oct 25

Probability Distributions for Continuous Random Variables

7.3

7.3, 7.4, 7.20, 7.21, 7.24, 7.48, 7.49, 7.51, 7.53

Project #1 due

24

Wed, Oct 27

The Normal Distribution 

7.6

7.65, 7.67, 7.68ae, 7.69, 7.71a, 7.73, 7.74, 7.75, 7.77

see also HW #4 due Monday

 

25

Fri, Oct 29

Sampling Distributions 

8.1-8.3

8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.7, 8.27, 8.28, 8.29, 8.31, 8.33

 

26

Mon, Nov 1

 

 

8.14, 8.15, 8.16, 8.17, 8.21 and handout

HW #4 due: 6.4, 6.32, 6.36, 6.40, 6.42, 6.68, 7.10, 7.20, 7.22, 7.24a, 7.28, 7.48

27

Wed, Nov 3

 

 

 

 

28

Fri, Nov 5

TEST 2

CHAPTERS 5-8

 

 

29

Mon, Nov 8

Review of Normal and Sampling Distributions

7.6, 8.1-8.3

 

 

30

Wed, Nov 10

Point Estimation 

9.1

9.1, 9.2, 9.5

HW#5, due Monday, Nov 22. All problems will be collected; only those shown in bold will be graded.

31

Fri, Nov 12

Confidence Interval for Proportion

9.2

9.11, 9.13ab, 9.15, 9.16, 9.17, 9.19, 9.20, 9.25

32

Mon, Nov 15

Confidence Interval for Mean 

9.3,9.4

9.28abc, 9.29abc, 9.30, 9.33, 9.34, 9.35, 9.37, 9.38, 9.45

33

Wed, Nov 17

Hypothesis Testing Basics 

10.1

10.1, 10.2abe, 10.3, 10.5, 10.7

 

34

Fri, Nov 19

Errors in Hypothesis Testing

10.2

10.11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15, 10.21

 

35

Mon, Nov 22

Hypothesis Testing for a Population Proportion

10.3

 

HW#5 due.

 

Wed, Nov 24

THANKSGIVING

 

 

 

 

Fri, Nov 26

THANKSGIVING

 

 

 

36

Mon, Nov 29

Hypothesis Testing for a Population Proportion

 

 

10.22, 10.23, 10.24

 

 

37

Wed, Dec 1

Review for Test 3

 

 

 

38

Fri, Dec 3

TEST 3

CHAPTERS 8-10.2

 

 

39

Mon, Dec 6

Hypothesis Testing for a Population Proportion

10.3

 

 

40

Wed, Dec 8

Hypothesis Testing for Population Mean

10.4

10.43, 10.45, 10.47, 10.49, 10.50, 10.53

 

41

Fri, Dec 10

Summary of Hypothesis Testing

 

10.25, 10.26, 10.27, 10.29, 10.31

 

42

Mon, Dec 13

Review for Final Exam

 

 

 

 

Wed, Dec 15, 11:30-1:30 in SC 317

FINAL EXAM

CHAPTERS 1-10.4