# Syllabus for Statistics 101-103

The primary textbook for this course is Introduction to the Practice of Statistics by David S. Moore and George P. McCabe.

 Tuesday Thursday 4 September Chapter 1. Course Preview. Displaying distributions. Stemplots, histograms. Homework "0" Assigned 9 September Chapter 1. Center and spread. Median, quartiles, boxplots. Mean, standard deviation. Normal distribution. 11 September Homework 1 Assigned 16 September Chapter 2. Displaying bivariate distributions. Scatterplots, linear fits, exponential fits. 18 September Homework 2a Assigned 23 September Chapter 2. Correlation and regression. Simpson's Paradox. Two-way tables. 25 September Homework 2b Assigned 30 September Chapter 3. Sampling and experimental design. 2 October Homework 3 Assigned 7 October Chapter 4. Probability. Population mean, standard deviation. Conditional probability, independence. 9 October Homework 4 Assigned 14 October Chapter 5. Stability and variability of counts and averages. Binomial distribution. Normal distribution. Central limit approximation. 16 October Homework 5 Assigned 21 October Chapter 6. Concepts of inference. Estimates, standard errors. Confidence intervals. Hypothesis tests. 23 October Homework 6 Assigned 28 October Review (Chapters 1-5) 30 October Midterm (Material through 16 October) 4 November Chapter 7. Inference for mean values. Comparing two means. 6 November Homework 7 Assigned 11 November Chapter 8. Inference for proportions. Chi-square tests. Two-way tables. 13 November Homework 8 Assigned 18 November Chapter 9. Inference for regresssion. Standard errors, confidence intervals. Prediction intervals. 20 November Homework 9 Assigned 25 November Fall Recess 27 November Fall Recess 2 December Chapter 9. Inference for regression. Test for linear relationship. Tests for inclusion of variables. Final prediction error. 4 December 18 December Final Exam (9:00 AM)

Homework assignments for the Life Sciences and Social Sciences sections (101 and 102) will be due on the Tuesday following the Thursday assignment date. Homework assignments for the Environmental Sciences section (103) will be due on the Thursday following the Thursday assignment date.