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STAT 200 (Blended Learning)
Course Name:
Elementary Statistics
Statistics is the art and science of using sample data to make generalizations about populatio
in this course include:
- methods for collecting and summarizing data
- methods for evaluating the accuracy of sample estimates
Course
Description:
- techniques for making statistical inferences
Users of statistics -- researchers, government agencies like the Census Bureau and the Burea
companies like the automakers and drug industry, etc. -- make extensive use of the compute
methods to their problems. So will you! This course will offer you plenty of practice in analyzi
of areas. As a result you should be well prepared for problem-solving involving statistics in th
courses, as well as gaining an understanding of the role of statistics in your daily life.
Prerequisites:
2 units in algebra
Dr. Andrew (Andy) Wiesner
Department of Statistics
Instructor:
308 Thomas Building
863 - 5653
email using Communicate tab in ANGEL
Office Hours: Monday/Friday: 10:15 - 11:15
For TAs and their office hours please see "Teaching Assistants" in ANGEL
Date
Weeks
What is Statistics?
Chapter 1: Statistics Success Stories and Cautionary Tales
of Jan 7
Data vs.
Chapter 2: Turning Data into Information
& Jan 14
Information
Lecture Notes: Weeks 1 and 2
Week of
Jan 21
Sampling
Chapter 5: Sampling: Surveys and How to Ask Questions
Lecture Notes: Week 3
Week of
Jan 28
Chapter 7:Probability
Probability
Sections 7.1 through 7.5
Lecture Notes: Week 4
Chapter 8: Random Variables
Week
Random Variables-
of Feb 4
Discrete
Sections 8.1 through 8.4
Lecture Notes: Week 5
MIDTERM I: Available Wednesday 02/6 Refer to Exams section in s
details. Covers material Weeks 1 through 4 - Probability
Week of
Random Variables-
Feb 11
Continuous
Week of
Sampling
Feb 18
Distribution
Chapter 8: Random Variables
Sections 8.5 through 8.7
Lecture Notes: Week 6
Chapter 9: Understanding Sampling Distributions: Statistics as Random Va
Sections 9.1 through 9.4, 9.6, 9.9, 9.10
Lecture Notes: Week 7
Chapter 10: Estimating Proportions with Confidence
Week of
Feb 25
Confidence Intervals
Chapter 11: Estimating Means with Confidence
Sections 10.1 through 10.3 and 11.1 through 11.2
Lecture Notes: Week 8
Chapter 12: Testing Hypotheses About Proportions
Week of
Mar 11
Hypothesis Testing
Chapter 13: Testing Hypotheses about Means
Sections 12.1 through 12.3 and 13.1 through 13.2
Lecture Notes: Week 9
Week
of Mar
18
Chapters 10.4, 11.3, 11.4, 12.4, 13.3 through 13.6
Comparing Two
Lecture Notes: Week 10
Groups
MIDTERM II: Available THURSDAY 03/21 Refer to Exams section in
details. Covers material Weeks 1 through 8 - Confidence Intervals
Week of
Analysis of Variance
Mar 25
(ANOVA)
Chapter 16: Analysis of Variance
Sections 16.1 through 16.2
Lecture Notes: Week 11
Chapter 4: Relationships Between Categorical Variables
Week of
Apr 1
Chapter 15: More About Categorical Variables
Categorical Data
Sections 6.1 through 6.4
Section 15.1
Lecture Notes: Week 12
Chapter 3: Relationships Between Quantitative Variables
Week of
Correlation and
Apr 8
Regression
Chapter 14: Inference About Simple Regression
Sections 5.1 through 5.3
Sections 14.1 through 14.4
Lecture Notes: Week 13
Multiple Linear Regression (no chapter)
Week
of Apr
15
Multiple Linear Regression (no chapter
More About Linear
just online notes)
Regression
Lecture Notes: Week 14
MIDTERM III: Available Monday 04/15 Refer to Exams section in s
details. Covers material Weeks 1 through 13 - Correlation and Regr
Week of
Using Statistics and
Apr 22
Course Review
Chapter 17: Turning Information into Wisdom
Sections 17.1 through 17.4
Complete final lab activity
Review for Final
Week
of Apr
29
Finals Week
Final Exam: Scheduled during finals week. DO NOT MAKE PLANS TO
DATES ARE ANNOUNCED Date to come later. Covers material Week
Course Materials
Textbook: Mind on Statistics, (4th Ed), by Utts and Heckard
Note: Since there is no homework but only practice problems I do NOT believe you will need the data disc that
book.
Grading
- Weekly Unit Quizzes (7.5%) - approx. 13 (Drop lowest 2)
- Weekly Mastery Quizzes (7.5%) - 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 (20%) 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-
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A-
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Important University Dates
End of Drop/Add - Wednesday, January 16
Filing Period for Final Exam Conflict - February 11 through March 3
Late Drop Deadline - Friday April 5
Spring Break - March 3 through March 9
Classes End - Friday, April 26
Final Exam Period - April 22 through May 3
Correspondence
All email correspondence to me MUST be done using the ANGEL email (under Communicate tab in ANGEL). All
going unanswered. NOTE: If you have your ANGEL email forwarded to another internet account then hitting re p
NOT resend through ANGEL but instead in webmail. These, too, will not be answered. You will need to return t o
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 d
only with students currently registered in the blended sections of STAT200. This means, for exampl
tutor they are not permitted to assist you on taking and completing these assignments. Violations o
be treated as transgressions against university academic policy. For the quizzes and activities, your low
be dropped as well as your lowest one 1 exam score. Because of this grading scheme please read the following
category carefully!!!
Practice Problems
- For practice but you are expected to understand these problems.
Unit Quizzes
- Unit Quizzes cannot be made up.
- Will be assigned weekly starting the week of January 7.
- Must be completed online during the scheduled time. This scheduled time will be from noon on Monday unti
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 dea
- 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 afte
- 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
clicking on your submission link.
- CAUTION: Since these quizzes will be delivered online the issue of technical problems may arise, for example
unavailable or your internet connection might be interrupted. In the case where the problem is ANGEL availabil
be extended. However, if your internet connection is the problem then on time completion is the student's resp
problem is most common for those students who do not plan accordingly; that is, they wait until the last few h
to the deadline until they take the quiz.
Mastery Quizzes
- Mastery Quizzes cannot be made up.
- Will be assigned weekly starting the week of January 7.
- Must be completed online during the scheduled time. This scheduled time will be from noon on Monday unti
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 dea
- 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 afte
- Mastery quizzes will consist of questions from that week PLUS previous weeks up until a midterm is given. Th
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 a
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
clicking on your submission link.
- CAUTION: Since these quizzes will be delivered online the issue of technical problems may arise, for example
unavailable or your internet connection might be interrupted. In the case where the problem is ANGEL availabil
be extended. However, if your internet connection is the problem then on time completion is the student's resp
problem is most common for those students who do not plan accordingly; that is, they wait until the last few h
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 January 7.
- 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 unti
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
activity by typing your responses on the document, saving it AS A WORD DOCUMENT, and submitting your s
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 DOCU
CANNOT BE OPENED, OR YOU SUBMITTED THE WRONG ACTIVITY WILL RESULT IN A GRADE OF A ZERO (0) F O
- 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.
Some Suggestions
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 refus
take the exam this is your error and you will receive a zero (0) for that exam. PLEASE do NOT think that you c
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 tre
completed the reading assignments (book and lecture notes), practice problems and lab activities prior to takin
encourage this behavior.
As explained in the first paragraph above under Policies, since each assignment category includes dropped sco
"extra" assignments. Often during a semester personal issues arise (sickness, family emergencies, etc.) which
miss an assignment resulting in a "0" for that particular task - INCLUDING EXAMS. So please do not waste thes
Each semester a small number of students wait until the end of the semester until they realize that they are on
At such times they have a tendency to ask "What can I do to improve my grades?" My answer will be "Nothing.
from the work outlined in this syllabus we will be very busy. Because of that, to allow someone the opportunity
standing because they failed to act properly during the semester would usurp the efforts of students who put fo
worth of work.
Academic Integrity
Please visit: http://www.science.psu.edu/academic/Integrity/index.html for details concerning academic integ
are adhered to by this course.
Technical Support
If you experience any problems with access to the online class materials, excluding homeowork, please contact
email: [email protected]
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