## Statistics 2: Introduction to Statistics (Summer 2008)

Instructor: Brad Luen (brad@stat)

Class Time: 10:00am-11:00am on MTuWThF at 390 Hearst Min.

Instructor Office hours: W 11:00am-1:00pm, 307 Evans.

GSI: Partha S. Dey (partha@stat)

Lab Sections (101): MTuWTh 11:00-12:00 in 332 Evans.

Office hours: W 9-10 am, Th 3-4 pm in 307 Evans.

GSI: Daniel Ting (dting@stat)

Lab Sections (102, 103): MTuWTh 11:00-12:00, 12:00-1:00 in 344 Evans.

Office hours: Tu 9-10 am, 2-3 pm in 387 Evans.

Textbook: Statistics (3rd or 4th Edition) by Freedman, Pisani & Purves.

Contents: Chapters 1-29 of the textbook.

### Slides

### Grading

There will be 6 quizzes, 1 midterm and 1 final exam for this course. The quizzes will be given during the discussion sections. The final, the midterm and the best five out of six quizzes will determine grades.

### Course Schedule and Readings

Week 1: Design of experiments, histograms (FPP Ch. 1-3).

**Quiz on Thursday 26th June.**Week 2: Averages, standard deviations, normal distribution( Normal Table ), measurement error, plotting data (FPP Ch. 4-7).

**Quiz on Thursday 3rd July.**Week 3: Correlation, regression, R.M.S. error (FPP Ch. 8-11).

**Quiz on Thursday 10th July.**Week 4: Regression lines, probability (FPP Ch. 12-14).

**Midterm on Friday 18th July.**Week 5: Binomial distribution, law of averages, expected value, standard error, normal approximation for probability distributions (FPP Ch. 15-18).

**Quiz on Thursday 24th July.**Week 6: Surveys, sampling error (FPP Ch. 19-22).

**Quiz on Thursday 31st July.**Week 7: Chance models, t-tests (FPP Ch. 23-26).

**Quiz on Thursday 7th August.**Week 8: Other significance tests (FPP Ch. 27-29).

**Final on Friday 15th August.**

### Examinable topics not explicitly covered in the textbook

Week 1: Types of observational study: cohort, case-control, cross-sectional; one variable graphs: bar and line graphs

Week 2: Box plots; Chebyshev's inequality; non-linear relationships (no math required)