Stat 301 - Lectures Notes

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Monday

Tuesday  

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

To Do:
  • Initial course survey
  • Flip introduction
  • Syllabus (pdf)
  • Install software (R or JMP)
Day 1: Distributions and variability
  • ppt
  • Begin Investigation A (Week 1 module)

After class:

  • Finish first pass Investigation A
  • Submit PP A.B
  • Investigation B part (a)
  • Begin HW 1
I will assign you to partners before Wednesday's class.
Day 2: Probability and Simulation
  • ppt
  • Continue Investigation B through question (t)
  • Submit Investigation B Quiz
After class:
  • Begin Investigation 1.1 through part (b)
  • Continue HW 1
Day 3: Statistical significance
  • ppt
  • Investigation 1.1 
To Do:
  • Finish Investigation 1.1
  • Submit Inv 1.1 graphs (see instructions)
  • Continue HW 1
Day 4: Binomial test of significance
  • Q&A ppt
  • What does chance of rain mean article
  • p-values (Inv 1.2)
To Do:
  • Finish HW 1 and submit in Canvas (Due Fri-Sat night)
  • Quiz 1 (Due Tues night)
  • Finish Investigation 1.2 Due Wednesday)
No classes
  •  Some statistics related to Martin Luther King from the Census Bureau
To Do:
  • Quiz 1 in Canvas (by Tuesday night)
No Stat 301 (Monday)

To Do:
  • Finish Inv 1.2
  • Inv 1.2 practice question due Thursday (week 2 partners)
Day 5: Binomial tests
  • ppt
  • Review Quiz 1
  • Recap Inv 1.2
  • Preview Inv 1.3-1.4
After class:
  • Work through 1.3, 1.4 for discussion with partner
  • Start HW 2
Day 6: Binomial tests
  • ppt
  • Finish Inv 1.3, 1.4 (submit practice questions)
After class:
Day 7: Two-sided p-values
  • ppt
  • Recap, Q&A
  • Inv 1.5
  • Preview 1.6
After class:
  • Finish HW 2 and submit in Canvas
  • Water usage survey

To Do:
  • HW 2 solutions
  • Quiz 2 in Canvas (by Monday night)
Day 8: Plausible values
  • Inv 1.6 (ppt)
After class:
  • Submit PQ 1.6
  • Continue Week 3 module 
  • Read Summary of Exact Binomial Inference
  • Optional: Module on normal distribution
  • Start HW 3
Day 9: Normal approximation to Binomial
  • ppt
  • Continue Inv 1.8 and 1.9 with partner
After class:
  • Be submitting practice questions
  • Continue HW 3

Day 10: One proportion z-procedures cont.
  • ppt
  • Continue 1.9 with partner
After class:
  • Be submitting practice questions
  • Continue HW 3

Day 11: Fixing up the normal approximation
  • Finish Inv 1.8 (p)-(r) (ppt)
  • Investigation 1.10

To Do:
  • Finish HW 3 and submit in Canvas
  • Inv 1.12 (a)

To Do:
  • HW 3 solutions
  • Quiz 3 in Canvas (by Monday night)
  • Part (a) of Inv 1.12 in textbook (due Tuesday before class)
Day 12: Sampling from population:
  • Inv 1.12 (ppt)
After class:
  • Start Inv 1.17, 1.18
  • See end of chapter examples, Chapter 1 Summary
Day 13: Finite population
  •  ppt
  • Continue 1.12, 1.13
  • Inv 1.14, 1.16 
  • Submit 1.17, 1.18 with partner (due midnight Wed)
After class (due midnight Wed):
  • Submit at least one question on course material
  • Submit at least one "example question"
Day 14: Review


Exam 1
(Bring pencil, eraser, calculator that can do square root, one notes page with name on it)

Due: Water survey final reuslts

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HW 4

To Do:
  • Begin week 5 module
  • Begin PQ 2.1 and 2.2
  • Review Exam 1 solutions
In class: Quantitative data
After class:
  • Finish Inv 2.1, read discussions
  • Start Inv 2.2-2.4 to discuss with partner
Getting data into R (pdf)
In class: Numerical summaries
  • ppt
  • Week 5 module: Work on Inv 2.2-2.4 with partner
    • Skip (J)-(L) in 2.2?

After class:
  • Submit PQ 2.1 and 2.2 as finish
  • Continue HW 4
In class: Sampling distribution of means
  • ppt
  • Continue work on Inv 2.2-2.4 with partner
  • Data collection form

After class:
  • Submit PQ 2.4
  • Continue HW 4
In class: t-distribution
  • Recap (ppt)
  • Investigation 2.5

After class:

  • Submit HW 4
  • Try tech detour 
  • Week 5 survey
To Do:
  • Begin week 6 module
  • HW 4 solutions
  • Quiz 4 in Canvas (by Monday night)
In class: t-intervals
  • ppt
  • Finish Inv 2.5
  • Investigation 2.6
  • Preview Ch. 3
After class:
  • Practice Question 2.6
  • Start Inv 3.1-3.3 to discuss with partner
  • Start HW 5
In class: Comparing two populations (categorical)
  • ppt
  • Investigation 3.1
After class:
In class: Types of studies
  • ppt
  • Investigations 3.2, 3.3

After class:
  • Submit PQ 3.1, 3.3
  • Preview Investigation 3.5 (a)-(e)
In class: Inference for comparing two treatments
  • Recap (ppt)
  • Investigation 3.5
After class:
  • Submit HW 5
  • Optional: Sowell article (correlation vs. causation)

To Do:In class: Exact p-value
  • Recap (ppt)
  • Finish Investigation 3.6
  • Practice question 3.6
 
After class:
  • Start HW 6
  • Submit PQ 3.6
  • Complete Investigation 3.7 questions (a)-(e), (i) and (j)
In class: Normal approx
  • Recap (ppt)
  • Finish Investiation 3.7
  • Practice question 3.7
After class:
  • Submit PQ 3.7
  • Complete Investigation 3.8 (a)-(b), (d), (f), and (g)
In class: Relative risk
  • Recap (ppt)
  • Finish Investigation 3.8
  • Practice question 3.8
After class:
  • Submit practice questions
  • Complete Investigation 3.9 (a)-(d)
In class: Odds ratios
  • Week 7 wrap-up (ppt)
  • Investigation 3.9

After class:
  • Submit HW 6
Exam 2 prep

To Do:
  • Review HW 6 solutions
  • Quiz 6 (due midnight Monday)
  • Submit at least one question on course material
  • Submit at least one "example question"
In class: Review
Exam 2
(Bring pencil, eraser, calculator that can do square root, two notes pages)