Introduction to Statistical Inference MATH 1070-3, Fall 2008

Introduction to Statistical Inference
MATH 1070-3, Fall 2008
Time/Place: MWF 2:00pm - 2:50pm JWB 335
Instructor: Liang Zhang, JWB129, 581-5273
Email: [email protected]
Web site:
Office Hours: 1:00pm-2:00pm MWF & by appointment
Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning From Data
by A. Agresti and C. Franklin, Prentice Hall 2007
Math ACT score of 23 or grade of C or better in MATH 1010
Final grades will be based on homework scoring 40%, two midterms
30%, and final 30%.
Homework: Homework will be assigned daily and due on the following Monday. It will be posted on the website. Late work will
NOT be accepted unless arranged before hand and all assignments
count towards your final grade. All homework must be written in a
neat and organized form and stapled together. All steps should be
clearly shown and easy to follow.
There will be two full hour midterm exams on Sep.29 and Nov.10.
Questions will be modifications of homework problems.
Final Exam:
The comprehensive fianl exam will be on Dec.16, from 1:00pm to
Grading Scale:
100-93 A
86-83 B
76-73 C
66-63 D
92-90 A- 82-80 B- 72-70 C- 62-60 D89-87 B+ 79-77 C+ 69-67 D+ 0-59 E
The important ideas used in making inferences from data will be
presented and illustrated. The main topics covered will be data
organization and analysis, graphical representations of data, probability and probability distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
Free tutoring is available in the T. Benny Bushing Mathematics
Center, located between LCB and JWB. The regular hours is M-Th
8:00am - 8:00pm, Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm.
Last day to drop a class is Sep.3. Until Oct.24 you can withdraw
from the class with no approval at all. After that date you must
petition your dean’s office to be allowed to withdraw.
The Americans with Disability Act requires that reasonable accommodations be provided for students with cognitive, systemic, learning and psychiatric disabilities. Please contact me at the beginning
of the quarter to discuss any such accommodations you may require
for this course.