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Applied Statistical Methods (348-49-201) Instructor:  Ash, J.M.
Quarter:  Winter, 2003
Time:  MWF 1:10 - 2:10
Campus:  LPC
Room:  Levan 202
Homepage: http://www.depaul.edu/~mash/
E-mail: mash@math.depaul.edu
Phone(s): (773)325-4216
Fax: (773)325-7807
Office: 519 SAC
Office Hours: WF 10:20-11:50

Course homepage: http://www.depaul.edu/~mash/


Either MAT 151, MAT 161, or MAT 171. Prerequisites are strictly enforced by the Math Department. A prerequisite can only be waived by the approval of the instructor and the department chair.

Textbooks and other materials

The Practice of Statistics, by Yates, Moore, and Starnes, Second Edition, Freeman, 2003. The TI83 Plus calculator is required.

Summary of Course

Displaying distributions with graphs and numbers, density curves and the normal distributions, standard normal calculations, correlations, least square regressions, transforming relationships, relations in categorical data, the idea of probability, probability models, general probability rules, discrete and continuous random variables, means and variances of random variables, the binomial distributions, the geometric distributions, sampling distributions, sample proportions, sample means,, estimating with confidence, tests of significance, making sense of statistical significance, inference as decision, inference for the mean of a population, comparing two means, inference for a population proportion, tests for goodness of fit, inference for two-way tables, inference about the model. The above comprises Chapters 1-2, 3.2-3.3, 4.1, 4.3, 6-11, 12.1, 13, and 14.1 of the text.

Homework and Grading Policy

Midterm and final exams, in class and closed book will count equally in determining a preliminary grade. Home- work will be assigned each class day, discussed the next class day, collected the next class day and will increase or decrease the preliminary grade by at most one grade. For example, B+ and satisfactory homework = A-. Make-up exams will not be given. The final exam will be from 11:45-2:00 on Friday, March 21.


Classroom lectures and discussion.

DePaul University's Academic Integrity Policy

Students must abstain from any violations of academic integrity and set examples for each other by assuming full responsibility for their academic and personal development, including informing themselves about and following the university's academic policy. Violations of academic integrity include but are not limited to the following categories: cheating; plagiarism; fabrication; falsification or sabotage of research data; destruction or misuse of the university's academic resources; alteration or falsification of academic records; and academic misconduct. Conduct that is punishable under the Academic Integrity Policy could result in additional disciplinary actions by other university officials and possible civil or criminal prosecution. To review the complete Academic Integrity Policy of the University, please go to http://condor.depaul.edu/~handbook/code17.html .