Statistics 110 Assignments, Fall 2004


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Jennifer thinks stats is magic
 


Day Date
 Read Before Class Topics  Covered  and Resources
Assignment
1 9/10

Chapter 1 1.
  • Read for Next Class: Course Policy,  All of Chapter 1, Chapter 2: 2.1-2.3
  • Homework:  Complete the Statistics 110 Student Survey
  • Due:  9/13





  • 2 9/13
    Chapter 1,
    2.1-2.3
    Introduction to data, categorical data 2.
  • Read for Next Class: Sections 2.4-2.6.  Jot answers to TOYM 2.5 (p. 31), 2.6(p. 36), and 2.7(p. 39).
  • Homework: Write answers to 2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.12, 2.15, 2.20
  • Homewok Due: 9/17
  • 3 9/15
    2.4-2.6
    Quantitative data, outliers
    The best and worst of statistical graphs, York U
    Examples of bad graphs 
    Graphical design

    3.
  • Read for Next Class:  Go through my modified version of the Power Point for Sections 2.4-2.6 to check out that you understand what we did not get to in class.   Look at Minitab Tips in Chapters 1 and 2 (pp. 20, 22, 30, 31, 35, 37, 40).
  • Homework:   Write answers to 2.22 (a, b, and c only), 2.24, 2.25, 2.33, 2.34, 2,35, 2.39, 2.40. 2.41 and write a 1-paragraph reaction to Gould's article, The Median isn't the Message 
  • Due:  9/20
  • 4 9/17
    2.7
    Learning to use Minitab
    4.
  • Read for Next Class: Section 2.7.  Do the Turn on Your Computer  exercise on pp. 46-47 and answer quesions in paragraph on p. 47 just above Lessons Learned Section.
  • Homework:  Finish Lab 1, Do problems 2.32, 2.46
  • Due:  9/22





  • 5
    9/20

    Bell-shaped distributions
    Rice histogram
    Stanford Normal Distribution
    Empirical Rule

    5.
  • Read for Next Class: Sections 3.1-3.3
  • Homework:  Write answers to 2.54, 2.55, 2.56, 2.58, 2.59, 2.63, 2.67, 2.68, 2.69, 2.71, 2.74, 2.75, 2.93, 2.94, 2.95
  • Due:  9/24
  • 6
    9/22
    3.1-3.3
    Review Chapters 1 and 2
    Types of studies, randomized experiments
    Stanford Prison Experiment Simulation

    6.
  • Read for Next Class: Sections 3.4-3.5
  • Homework:  Write answers to 2.96. 2.98, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9. 3.10, 3.11, 3.17, 3.19, 3.20, 3.21
  • Due:  9/27
  • 7
    9/24
    3.4-3.5,
    Quiz, Chapters 1 and 2
    Observational studies
    7.
  • Read for Next Class: Sections 4.1-4.3.  Include in your notes answers to TOYMs 4.1 and 4.2.
  • Homework:  Write answers to 3.23, 3.25, 3.26, 3.32, 3.34, 3.35, 3.36, 3.37, 3.39, 3.40, 3.46, 3.47, 3.49, 3.50
  • Due:  9/29





  • 8
    9/27
    4.1-4.3
    Sampling methods
    American Association for Public Opinion Research
    Minnesota Poll

    8.
  • Read for Next Class: 4.4-4.5.  Include in your notes answers to TOYM  4.4. --Also, bring your rectangle sheet and completed Sampling Rectangles sheet to class.
  • Homework:  Write answers to 4.2, 4.5, 4.7, 4.10, 4.16, 4.29 (use Minitab -- see Powerpoint directions),  4.30, 4.31, 4.32, 4.34
  • Due:  10/1
  • 9
    9/29
    4.4-4.5
    Surveys, sources of bias, difficulties
    Famous fiascos in polls
    9.
  • Read for Next Class: Review 4.4-4.5
  • Homework:  No new homework assigned today
  • Due:  10/1
  • 10
    10/1

    Review and Quiz, Chapters 3 and 4.1-4.3
    Questioning in surveys
    10.
  • Read for Next Class: Sections 5.1-5.2.  Include answers to TOYMs 5.2 and 5.3 in your notes.
  • Homework:  4.38, 4.40, 4.41, 4.42, 4.54, 4.62, 4.78, 4.79, 4.80, 4.81, 4.82, 4.83
  • Due:  10/4





  • 11
    10/4
    5.1-5.2
    Regression
    Linear Regression -- Cal Poly
    Regression Demo -- Cal Poly
    Least Square -- GSP


    11.
  • Read for Next Class: 5.3-5.5
  • Homework: Finish lab 2a
  • Due:  10/6
  • 12
    10/6
    5.3-5.5 Correlation, problems with regression and correlation
    Guessing Correlations

    Virtual Manipulatives -- Linear Regression
    R^2- Rice
    12.
  • Read for Next Class: 6.1,  Review Powerpoint Chapter05-1-5 in Class Materials> Powerpoints> For Class
  • Homework: Use Minitab to work 5.6 and 5.8.  Write 5.2, 5.9, 5.10,5.11, 5.15, 5.16, 5.17, 5.19, 5.22, 5.23, 5.27, 5.29, 5.32, 5.39, 5.40, 5.43
  • Due:  10/8
  • 13
    10/8
    6.1,
    Two-way tables,
    13.
  • Read for Next Class: 6.5
  • Homework:  Lab 2b, write 6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.7,
  • Due:  10/11





  • 14
    10/11
    6.5 Statistical significance 14.
  • Read for Next Class: Review 4.3-4.5, Ch. 5, 6.1, 6,5
  • Homework:   6.25, 6.27, 6.32, 6.33, 6.34, 6.38, 6.39, 6.43.
  • Due:  10/13
  • 15 10/13

    Quiz, Chapters 5, 6, Review of Chapters 1 to 6 15.
  • Read for Next Class: None - Study for test
  • Homework:  Study for test
  • Due:  ---
  • 16 10/15
    Exam 1
    16.
  • Read for Next Class: 7.1-7.3
  • Homework:  None
  • Due:  ---





  • 17 10/18
    7.1-7.3
    Introduction to probability 17.
  • Read for Next Class: pp. 228-231, Sections 7.6 and 7.7
  • Homework:  7.1, 7.3, 7.4, 7.6, 7.8, 7.15, 7.17, 7.18, 7.23, 7.31.  Finish the tree diagram that we started in class to figure out the probabilities of  4, 5, 6, or 7 length World Series
  • Due: 10/22
  • 18
    10/20


    18.  
  • Read for Next Class: pp. 228-231, Sections 7.6 and 7.7
  • Homework: Find a research journal in your major subject  (or in a subject that you
    find interesting) and identify an article that describes  the results of
    an experiment (not an observational study).  Copy the  beginning of
    the article (title, author, etc., intro, and abstract) and the section that describes the research  design.  Then,  describe as many of the experimental design components from your text as you can find in the study.  For each statement that you make,  highlight  or underline phrases in the  article to  verify your statement.  Be sure  to cite the source
    of your article.
  • Due: 10/22 (can be handed in any time by 10/29)

  • 19 10/22
    Tables and Tree diagrams, 7.6-7.7
    Finding probabilities 19.
  • Read for Next Class: 8.1-8.2,  pp.256-258
  • Homework:  7.44, 7.45, 7.46, 7.47, 7.57, 7.59, 7.60 (answer and carry out simulation on Minitab), 7.61 (use Minitab to carry out simulation), 7.64, 7.65, 7.66, 7.68,
  • Due:  10/27 








  • Fall Break

    20 10/27
    8.1-8.2
    Discrete random variables 20.
  • Read for Next Class: 8.4-8.6
  • Homework:  8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.9, 8.16, 8.17
  • Due:  10/29
  • 21
    10/29
    8.4-8.6
    Binomial and Normal Probability Distributions

    Rice histogram
    Stanford Normal Distribution
    Empirical Rule
    Z-score calculator

    21.
  • Read for Next Class:  9.1-9.3
  • Homework:  8.29, 8.30, 8.35, 8.42, 8.43, 8.44, 8.45, 8.48, 8.49, 8.51, 8.53, 8.57 (Use Minitab, Excel, or a probability function on your calculator whenever you need to solve normal curve problems.)
  • Due:  11/1





  • 22
    11/1
    9.1-9.3
    Sampling distributions for proportions and means

    Rice Sampling Distribution Applet
    22.
  • Read for Next Class: 9.3, 9.4
  • Homework:  9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.8, 9.12, 9.13, 9.14, 9.17, 9.18, 9.19, 9.20, 9.23, 9.24
  • Due:  11/3
  • 23
    11/3
    9.3-9.4
    Central Limit Theorem
  • A Central Limit Theorem Applet



  • 23.
  • Read for Next Class: 9.6-9.8
  • Homework: 9.26, 9.27, 9.29, 9.30, 9.31, 9.33, 9.34, 9.36,
  • Due:  11/5
  • 24
    11/5
     9.6-9.8
    Standardized statistics, t- distribution, inference

    24.
  • Read for Next Class:
  • Homework:  9.45, 9.47, 9.48, 9.49, 9.50, 9.52, 9.53, 9.54, 9.55, 9.58, 9.60, 9.83 (Minitab), 9.84 (Minitab)
  • Due:  11/8





  • 25 11/8 9.6-9.8
    More standardized statistics, t- distribution, inference

    25
  • Read for Next Class: None
  • Homework:  Outline Chapter 9
  • Due:  ---
  • 26 11/10

    Wrap-up of Chapter 9
    Confidence interval for a proportion

    26.
  • Read for Next Class: 10.1-10.5
  • Homework:  Look at these problems to see if you can do them.  9.65, 9.66, 9.68,  9.69, 9.70, 9.72, 9.73, 9.74, 9.78, 9.79, 9.81
  • Due:  Not to be handed in.   Instead, check your answers in the Class Materials Folder.
  • 27
    11/12
    10.1-10.5
    Confidence interval for a proportion
    27.
  • Read for Next Class: 11.1-11.4
  • Homework:  10.1, 10.3, 10.5, 10.7, 10.8, 10.11, 10.15, 10.16, 10.18, 10.19, 10.20,10.21, 10.22, 10.25
  • Due:  11/15





  • 28 11/15
    11.1-11.4
    Hypothesis test for one proportion
    28.
  • Read for Next Class: 10.6-10.7, 11.6-11.7
  • Homework:  11.1, 11. 3, 11.5, 11.7, 11.8, 11.9, 11.10, 11.11, 11.12, 11.15,11.18, 11.27, 11.32
  • Due:  11/17
  • 29 11/17
    10.6-10.7 More on Confidence intervals for a proportion, sample size, errors
    Confidence interval applet

    29.
  • Read for Next Class: 11.5-11.7
  • Homework: 11.20, 11.24, 10.26-10.34; Use minitab to do 10.51-10.54
  • Due:  11/19
  • 30
    11/19
    11.5-11.7
    Sample size, types of error

    30.
  • Read for Next Class: Review chapters 7-11
  • Homework:  11.33, 11.34, 11.36, 11.37, 11.42, 11.44, 11.47, 11.48, 11.49, Use Minitab to do 11.70, 11.71
  • Due:  11/22





  • 31
    11/22
    Quiz
    Quiz on chapters 9-11
    Optional Quiz on Chapters 7-8

    31.
  • Read for Next Class: None
  • Homework:  None
  • Due:  ---










  • 32 11/29 12.1-12.4
    Review of confidence intervals and hypothesis testing: one proportion or one mean.  Extending to differences in proportions or means.  Mean of differences in paired data
    32.
  • Read for Next Class: 12.1-12.7
  • Homework: 12.1-12.5, 12.7-12.12,  12.14-12.16,  12.20-12.23, 12.28,  12.30, 12.33-35
  • Due:  12/01
  • 33 12/1 12.5-12.7
    Confidence intervals for difference in means or proportions
    33.
  • Read for Next Class: 13.1-13.2
  • Homework: 12.36b-c, 12.38a-c, 12.43, 12.44a-c, 12.47a, 12.48, Finish Lab 5
  • Due:  12/3
  • 34
    12/3 13.1-13.5
    Overview of hypothesis tests, one mean or paired t-test
    Tests for difference in means or proportions
    34.
  • Read for Next Class: 13.3-13.7
  • Homework:  Lab 6, make outline of chapters 9-13.5
  • Due:  12/6





  • 35
    12/6
    13.6-13.9 Review for test
    Power and effect size
    35.
  • Read for Next Class: ---
  • Homework:  ---
  • Due:  ---
  • 36
    12/8
    Exam 2 Exam 2:  through section 13.5
    Click here for the Exhibit Sheet for this test
    36.
  • Read for Next Class: ---
  • Homework:  ---
  • Due:  ---
  • 37
    12/10

    Catch-up, additional topics
    37.
  • Read for Next Class: ---
  • Homework:  ---
  • Due:  ---





  • 38
    12/13

    Review








    Final Exam
    • Stats 110a -- Monday, Dec. 20, 9:00 a.m.
    • Stats 110b -- Saturday, Dec. 18, 9:00 a.m.








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