STAT 200 Syllabus
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STAT 200 (Blended Learning)
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Description:
Prerequisites:
Instructor:
Elementary Statistics
Statistics is the art and science of using sample data to make generalizations
about populations. The topics covered in this course include:
- methods for collecting and summarizing data
- methods for evaluating the accuracy of sample estimates
- techniques for making statistical inferences
Users of statistics -- researchers, government agencies like the Census Bureau
and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, companies like the automakers and drug
industry, etc. -- make extensive use of the computer in applying statistical
methods to their problems. So will you! This course will offer you plenty of
practice in analyzing data from a variety of areas. As a result you should be well
prepared for problem-solving involving statistics in the rest of your college
courses, as well as gaining an understanding of the role of statistics in your daily
life.
2 units in algebra
Dr. Andrew (Andy) Wiesner
Department of Statistics
308 Thomas Building
863 - 5653
email using Communicate tab in ANGEL
Office Hours: Tuesday/Friday: 9:30 - 10:30
For TAs and their office hours please see "Teaching Assistants" in ANGEL
Date
Weeks of Aug
26 & Sep 2
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What is Statistics?
Data vs. Information
(Wiesner) Chapter 1
(Utts/Heckard) Chapters 1 and 2
Lecture Notes: Weeks 1 and 2
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Week of Sep 9
Sampling
(Wiesner) Chapter 2
(Utts/Heckard) Chapter 5
Lecture Notes: Week 3
Week of Sep 16
Probability
(Wiesner) Chapter 3
(Utts/Heckard) Chapter 7.1 - 7.5
Lecture Notes: Week 4
Week of Sep
23
Random Variables-Discrete
(Wiesner) Chapter 4.1 - 4.5
(Utts/Heckard) Chapter 8.1 - 8.4
Lecture Notes: Week 5
MIDTERM I: Available WEDNESDAY
09/25 Refer to Exams section in
syllabus for more details. Covers
material Weeks 1 through 4 Probability
Week of Sep 30
Random Variables-Con tinuous
Week of Oct 7
Sampling Distribution
(Wiesner) Chapter 5
(Utts/Heckard) Chapter 9.1 through 9.4,
9.6, 9.9, 9.10
Lecture Notes: Week 7
Week of Oct 14
Confidence Intervals
(Wiesner) Chapter 6
(Utts/Heckard) Chapters 10.1 - 10.3 and
11.1 - 11.2
Lecture Notes: Week 8
Week of Oct
21
Week of Oct 28
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Hypothesis Testing
Comparing Two Group s
(Wiesner) Chapter 4.6 - 4.8
(Utts/Heckard) Chapter 8.5 - 8.7
Lecture Notes: Week 6
(Wiesner) Chapter 7
(Utts/Heckard) Chapters 12.1 - 12.3 and
13. - 13.2
Lecture Notes: Week 9
MIDTERM II: Available THURSDAY
10/24 Refer to Exams section in
syllabus for more details. Covers
material Weeks 1 through 8 Confidence Intervals
(Wiesner) Chapter 8
(Utts/Heckard) Chapters 10.4, 11.3, 11.4,
12.4, 13.3 - 13.6
Lecture Notes: Week 10
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Week of Nov 4
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
(Wiesner) Chapter 9
(Utts/Heckard)Chapter 16.1 - 16.2
Lecture Notes: Week 11
Week of Nov 11
Categorical Data
(Wiesner) Chapter 10
(Utts/Heckard) Chapters 4.1 - 4.4 and
15.1
Lecture Notes: Week 12
Week of Nov 18
Correlation and Regression
(Wiesner) Chapter 11
(Utts/Heckard) Chapter 3.1 - 3.3 and 14.1
- 14.4
Lecture Notes: Week 13
Week of Dec 2
More About Linear Regression
Multiple Linear Regression (no chapter
just online notes)
Lecture Notes: Week 14
MIDTERM III: Available THURSDAY
12/5 Refer to Exams section in
syllabus for more details. Covers
material Weeks 1 through 13 Correlation and Regression
Week of Dec 9
Using Statistics and Course
Review
Lecture Notes: Week 15
Review for Final
Week of Dec
16
Final Exam: Scheduled during finals
week. DO NOT MAKE PLANS TO LEAVE
EARLY UNTIL DATES ARE ANNOUNCED
Date to come later. Covers material
Weeks 1 through 15
Finals Week
Course Materials
Textbook: Any ONE of following:
A Sports-Oriented Approach to Introductory Statistics (1st Ed), by Wiesner (The least
expensive copy found at: https://students.universityreaders.com/store/. Create an account and
follow the directions)
Mind on Statistics, (4th Ed), by Utts and Heckard (note that data disc is NOT required)
Grading
- Weekly Unit Quizzes (5%) - approx. 13 (Drop lowest 2)
- Weekly Mastery Quizzes (5%) - approx 13 (Drop lowest 2)
- Weekly Lab Activities (5%) - approx. 14 (Drop lowest 2)
- Midterms (60%) - Three midterms, (Drop lowest 1) No make up exams!
- Final (25%) No make up final!
- All grades will be kept in the ANGEL gradebook. To see your grades, click the Report tab and select
Grades
F
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C
C+
B-
B
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A-
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Important University Dates
End of Drop/Add - Wednesday, September 4
Filing Period for Final Exam Conflict - September 30 through October 20
Late Drop Deadline - Friday November 15
Thanksgiving Break - November 24 through November 30
Classes End - Friday, December 13
Final Exam Period - December 16 through December 20
Correspondence
All email correspondence to me MUST be done using the ANGEL email (under Communicate tab in
ANGEL). All other email risks going unanswered. NOTE: If you have your ANGEL email forwarded to
another internet account then hitting reply to that email will NOT resend through ANGEL but instead
in webmail. These, too, will not be answered. You will need to return to ANGEL and reply using the
ANGEL email tools.
Lecture Notes
Posted on the ANGEL website
Policies
You are encouraged to work together on the practice problems, quizzes and activities. Working
together is defined as working only with students currently registered in the blended
sections of STAT200. This means, for example, if you have a tutor they are not permitted
to assist you on taking and completing these assignments. Violations of this policy will be
treated as transgressions against university academic policy. For the quizzes and activities,
your lowest two 2 scores will be dropped as well as your lowest one 1 exam score. Because of this
grading scheme please read the following remarks about each category carefully!!!
Unit Quizzes
- Unit Quizzes cannot be made up.
- Will be assigned weekly starting the week of August 26.
- Must be completed online during the scheduled time. This scheduled time will be from noon on
Monday until midnight on Sunday for the week of that lesson.
- You will have two attempts at each quiz with higher score being recorded and must be submitted
by the deadline for that quiz.
- The computer you use Must have MINITAB in order to complete the quiz.
- The quizzes will be timed (typically 35 to 50 minutes).
- Once you begin the quiz you the timer begins and will not stop. Your quiz will automatically be
submitted after the time expires.
- All unit quizzes will be delivered using the ANGEL quiz tool.
- Unit quizzes will pertain to content covered during that week.
- If you miss a quiz, you will have the opportunity to take it but a grade will not be recorded.
- The solutions to the quiz will be available around noon on the Monday following the deadline. You
can review your results by clicking on your submission link.
- CAUTION: Since these quizzes will be delivered online the issue of technical problems may arise, for
example ANGEL may not be unavailable or your internet connection might be interrupted. In the case
where the problem is ANGEL availability, the deadline will be extended. However, if your internet
connection is the problem then on time completion is the student's responsibility. This problem is
most common for those students who do not plan accordingly; that is, they wait until the last few
hours or minutes prior to the deadline until they take the quiz.
Mastery Quizzes
- Mastery Quizzes cannot be made up.
- Will be assigned weekly starting the week of August 26.
- Must be completed online during the scheduled time. This scheduled time will be from noon on
Monday until midnight on Sunday for the week of that lesson.
- You will have two attempts at each quiz with higher score being recorded and must be submitted
by the deadline for that quiz.
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- All mastery quizzes will be delivered using the ANGEL quiz tool.
- The quizzes will be timed (typically 35 to 50 minutes).
- Once you begin the quiz you the timer begins and will not stop. Your quiz will automatically be
submitted after the time expires.
- Mastery quizzes will consist of questions from that week PLUS previous weeks up until a midterm is
given. That is, the master quizzes will be cumulative only for the content that will be covered on the
subsequent midterm.
- Minitab will not be required for Mastery Quizzes; you may take these quizzes from any
computer with access to the internet and ANGEL
- If you miss a quiz, you will have the opportunity to take it but a grade will not be recorded.
- The solutions to the quiz will be available around noon on the Monday following the deadline. You
can review your results by clicking on your submission link.
- CAUTION: Since these quizzes will be delivered online the issue of technical problems may arise, for
example ANGEL may not be unavailable or your internet connection might be interrupted. In the case
where the problem is ANGEL availability, the deadline will be extended. However, if your internet
connection is the problem then on time completion is the student's responsibility. This problem is
most common for those students who do not plan accordingly; that is, they wait until the last few
hours or minutes prior to the deadline until they take the quiz.
Lab Activities - Due on FRIDAYS
- Lab Activities cannot be made up.
- Must be answered using statistical language
- Submitting copies or very similar language of solutions results in a zero for ALL activities
- Will be assigned weekly starting the week of August 26.
- A word of advice: complete the activity prior to attempting the quizzes.
- Must be completed online during the scheduled time. This scheduled time will be from noon on
Monday until midnight on FRIDAY for the week of that lesson.
- All Lab Activities will be available in ANGEL as a word document(any version i.e. .doc or .docx)
. You will complete the activity by typing your responses on the document, saving it AS A WORD
DOCUMENT, and submitting your solutions to the activity’s respective drop box in the Lesson folder.
- IF YOU FAILED TO PROPERLY SUBMIT THE ACTIVITY, SUBMITTED IT IN A FORM OTHER THAN A
WORD DOCUMENT, THE FILE CANNOT BE OPENED, OR YOU SUBMITTED THE WRONG ACTIVITY WILL
RESULT IN A GRADE OF A ZERO (0) FOR THAT ACTIVITY.
- There is no time restriction other than the Friday at midnight deadline.
- Minitab will be necessary!
- Submit only ONE COMPLETED activity. Multiple submissions may result in a zero for that activity.
- Upon submission the solutions will be available in the weekly lesson folder.
Exams - Must Bring PSU ID
- ALL EXAMS WILL BE DELIVERED ONLINE AND BE TAKEN IN THE COMPUTER TESTING CENTER
LOCATED IN POLLACK BUILDING.
- You will schedule a time to take your exam by going to the website: https://clc.its.psu.edu/eTesting
/Students
- BE SURE TO WRITE DOWN YOUR EXAM TIME ONCE YOU REGISTER.
- Please arrive a few minutes early for your exam. If you forget your time or are late and the testing
center refuses to allow you to take the exam this is your error and you will receive a zero (0) for that
exam. PLEASE do NOT think that you can arrive anytime during your scheduled hour and still take the
exam.
- Each exam will consist of 35 to 40 multiple choice questions and you will have 60 minutes to
complete the exam.
- Note that all exams are cumulative!
- The exams will be available on the days listed above in the Weekly Outline.
- No Calculators [Any problems requiring math will be easy.]
- Any tables necessary will be provided.
- Exams are closed book and one (1) pages of HANDWRITTEN notes (front and back constitute one
page). NO SCRATCH PAPER - leave space on your note page. These notes MUST BE HANDWRITTEN.
Violations to these rules will result in an F-grade for the course. Dropping the course will NOT be an
option.
- Note page WILL BE COLLECTED FOLLOWING EXAM. If you want your paper returned then write
your name clearly on the top of page. Notes will be made available outside my office for ONE week
following exam. Any notes left after one week will be thrown away.
- No make-ups are available. If you miss an exam your score will be recorded as a zero. - Keep in
mind that of the first three exams your lowest score will be dropped.
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BE SURE TO WRITE DOWN YOUR EXAM TIME ONCE YOU REGISTER.
Please arrive a few minutes early for your exam. If you forget your time or are late and the testing
center refuses to allow you to take the exam this is your error and you will receive a zero (0) for that
exam. PLEASE do NOT think that you can arrive anytime during your scheduled hour and still take the
exam.
In the past, students have found their understanding of the material and performance on quizzes
improved tremendously if they completed the reading assignments (book and lecture notes), practice
problems and lab activities prior to taking the quizzes. To encourage this behavior.
As explained in the first paragraph above under Policies, since each assignment category includes
dropped scores you have "extra" assignments. Often during a semester personal issues arise
(sickness, family emergencies, etc.) which may require you to miss an assignment resulting in a "0"
for that particular task - INCLUDING EXAMS. So please do not waste these extra chances.
Each semester a small number of students wait until the end of the semester until they realize that
they are on the verge of failing. At such times they have a tendency to ask "What can I do to
improve my grades?" My answer will be "Nothing." As you can tell from the work outlined in this
syllabus we will be very busy. Because of that, to allow someone the opportunity to improve their
standing because they failed to act properly during the semester would usurp the efforts of students
who put forth a semesters worth of work.
Academic Integrity
Please visit: http://www.science.psu.edu/academic/Integrity/index.html for details concerning
academic integrity guidelines that are adhered to by this course.
Technical Support
If you experience any problems with access to the online class materials, excluding homeowork,
please contact ANGEL Support via email: [email protected]
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