IT-223 –Data Analysis
Joseph (Yosef) Mendelsohn

Week 1

• Topics: Syllabus and overview of course,  Graphing / Charting,  Measures of center (mean, median)
• Readings: Chapter 1 through section 1.2
• Files:  01.ppt
• Assignment:

Week 2

• Topics:  Boxplots, Quartiles, Standard deviation, Normal distribution
• Getting started with SPSS (under Resources). Be sure to activate your account.
• Chapter 1 through Section 1.3 (i.e. complete chapter)
• Files:  01.ppt continued
• Assignment:   Assignment #1
• This assignment requires that you run SPSS using remote login. Note that all you have to do is run SPSS. You will not actually be using it for this assignment.  This is not difficult, but it is important to make sure you are all set to use the app.

Week 3

• Topics: More about normal distribution, correlation. Scatterplots, Correlation, Regression, Intro to SPSS
• 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
• SPSS Tutorials (e.g. Prof Settimi’s videos)
• Files:  02.ppt | beer_bac.sav (SPSS file) | beer.savacidrain.sav
• Assignment: Assignment #2

Week 4

• Topics:  Chapter 3, Begin chapter 4 if time allows
• Readings:  Chapter 3
• Files:  03.ppt | Sample Study (no need to print this document) | 04.ppt
• Assignment:

Week 6 - Midterm

• Midterm: A summary of topics is listed in the Resources page.  You will also find a document showing you the formulas that will be provided to you on the exam.
• Assignment:

Week 7

Week 8

• Topics: General probability rules (4.5), Sampling distributions
• Readings: 4.5 (up to page 301), 5.1, 5.2
• Files:  05.ppt
• Assignment: Assignment #5

Week 9

• Topics: Introduction to Inference, Confidence Intervals
• Readings: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 (we will probably only get through 6.1 and 6.2 this week)
• Files:  06.ppt
• Assignment: Assignment #6

Week 10

• Topics: Inference continued
• Readings:  Complete chapter 6
• Files:  None
• Assignment: