Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00 - 2:15, plus (optional) Labs for each Section.
Course description: Each of these courses gives a basic introduction to statistics, requiring no mathematics beyond high school algebra. Topics include numerical and graphical summaries of data, probability, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and regression. Each course focuses on applications to a particular field of study and is taught jointly by two instructors, one specializing in statistics and the other in the relevant area of application. The Tuesday lecture, which introduces general concepts and methods of statistics, is attended by all students in Statistics 101-106 together. The course separates for Thursday lectures, which develop the concepts with examples and applications. Computers are used for data analysis. These courses are alternatives; they do not form a sequence and only one may be taken for credit. They do not count toward the natural sciences requirement.
Computing: Students are expected to learn Minitab, which is available for use on the computers at the StatLab (140 Prospect St), at Dunham Labs (10 Hillhouse--3 Statlab machines), and on all the Academic Computing Cluster Windows machines in Dunham, CCL, Ct Hall, Kline, and the residential colleges. (See map for locations.) Copies of the full Minitab program, for use on a personal computer, may be purchased from the Microcomputer support center for $115. Instructors and TAs will offer help with Minitab at the StatLab.
Sections* for Thursday meetings:
Mr. Junhyong Kim
(EP&E 203a; graduate section PoliSci 513 )
Mr. Donald Green
Mr. Dalton Conley
Ms. Susan Brandon
Mr. Timothy Gregoire
Mr. John Hartigan