Statistics 20, Summer Session 2007


Time and Place: MWF 2:10-4pm, 155 Donner Lab.

Instructor: Timothy Thornton
Instructor e-mail:

GSI: Partha Dey, email: partha@stat.Berkeley.EDU
LABS: MWF 9:00am-10:00am, 334 EVANS
MWF 10:00am-11:00am,334 EVANS

Office Hours: Timothy Thornton: MW 4pm-5pm, 389 Evans.
Partha Dey: Tuesdays 12pm-1pm, 307 Evans.

Prerequisite: One semester of calculus.
Text: David S. Moore, George P. McCabe "Introduction to the Practice of Statistics."
Contents: Chapters 1-11 of the textbook (if time permits, Chapter 12).

Homework: Homework will be assigned but will not be turned in for a grade. In order to keep up with the material, it is essential that you keep up with the assignments on your own.

Quizzes: There will be 4 quizzes for this course. The quizzes will be given during the labs. Students can choose to take the quiz during the 9:00am-10:00am lab or the 10:00am-11:00am lab).

I will drop the lowest quiz. Please see grading options below.

Midterm Exam: There will be one midterm. The midterm will be given on Monday, July 23. The midterm will be given during class from 2:10pm-4:00pm. There will not be a make-up midterm.

Final Exam: The date of the final is Friday, August 17. The final will be given during class from 2:10pm-4:00pm. There will not be a make-up final.

You have two options for your final grade. Option 1 is for students that would like for the quizzes to count toward their semester grade, and option 2 is for students that want their semester grade to be based only on the midterm exam and the final exam. Below are the two options:

Option 1: semester grade = 20% quizzes +35% midterm + 45% final.
The lowest quiz will be dropped

Option 2: semester grade = 45% midterm + 55% final

The final grade will be the higher value of the two options.