UNLV Department of Mathematical Sciences |
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STAT 411 Statistical Methods I |
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Welcome to the course homepage for STAT 411. If
you are a student in this class you should check this site frequently for
updated or new information. è Course Syllabus |
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I. Outline of the Course |
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Instructor: Hokwon A. Cho, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, Office: CDC 1008 (Building #10,
Room 1008), Office phone: 895-0393 (Math. Sci. dept. office: 895-3567),
E-mail: cho@unlv.nevada.edu. Class Time
and Location: Tue. & Thur.,
10:00AM-11:15AM, TBE B-172. Office
Hours: Tue. & Thur., 2:30PM-4:30PM
or by appointment. Teaching
Assistant: Ryan Roman. Office: CDC
1002 (Building #10, Room 1002).
Discussion Session: CBC
C-321; Fri. 8:30AM-9:45AM, 11:30AM-12:45PM, 1:00PM-2:15PM. Textbook: Probability
& Statistics for Engineers & Scientists, by Walpole, Myers, Myers
and Ye. 9th Ed., Prentice Hall. Scope
of Course: This is a calculus-based probability and statistics
course for upper division undergraduate students. The main goal of this
course is to provide various statistical methodologies and their applications
in data analysis. We will explore Chapter 1 through Chapter 10 in the text at
minimum and some selected topics from chapters 11- 12 if time permitted.
Among topics to be covered will be 1.
Data,
Graphical Descriptive Techniques
- Measures of central Tendency and dispersion; numerical measures of relative
standing; box plots, outliers, scatter-plots. 2.
Introduction
to probability - Sample spaces,
events, probability rules; conditional probability, independent events. Bayes
theorem. 3.
Random
variables and their distributions
- Discrete random variables; probability distributions, binomial and Poisson
distributions, continuous probability distributions, Normal and exponential
distributions, Joint probability distributions, Expectations of random
variables. 4.
Sampling
distributions - Sampling, law
of large numbers, central limit theorem. 5.
Estimation
- Point estimation, desirable
properties, confidence interval for a population mean and a population
proportion; sample size determination. 6.
Testing
Statistical Hypotheses - test
of hypothesis about a population mean: z-test;
t-test, p-value; test of hypothesis about a population proportion, comparing
two population means: independent sampling and paired t-test. Chi-square test for categorical/frequency data. Homework,
Quiz & Worksheet: There will be
weekly homework assignments given in class and expected to complete them by
the following week. Some of them will be collected for credit.
Quizzes/worksheet will be given for credit and for practice. Late submission
will not be accepted unless arranged with the instructor in advance. Grading: The course grade is evaluated based upon the following
components: Homework & assignments - 20%, Two tests (in class) - 25%
each, Final Exam - 30%. Exams: There will be two midterm exams most likely on 6th and 11th
week. The final exam is scheduled according to the university calendars and schedules. University
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II. Lecture and
Homework Schedule |
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A
lecture schedule detailing which topics will be covered on which weeks is
available on the course webpage. The schedule may vary from it, depending on
time constraints. Any changes will be noted on the class website. To see more
details, click next è [Lecture & HW
schedule] The
followings are the lecture notes and the power-point slides
that are given in the class: §
Lecture notes:
For the homework assignments
(selected problems) and worksheets: §
Homework Solutions: §
Worksheets & Quizzes: |
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III. Bulletin Board |
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Last
updated: 3:00 PM WED. Oct. 4, 2016 All
exams/quizzes are closed book and notes. 1.
Test 1 has re-scheduled to be Tue. Oct. 11. -
The
exam covers Chapters 1, 2, and 3
(except Sec. 3.4). -
Bring
your calculator. 2.
HW for Chap. 3 (I) due Tue. Oct. 4. Solution has
distributed. 3.
HW (Chap. 4) due to submit is Thu.
Oct. 13. |
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IV. Handouts, Data Sets &
Other Resources |
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Statistical
Tables: 1.
Tables for Discrete & Continuous Probability Distributions 2.
Tables for Confidence Intervals &
Testing Hypotheses |
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Ø Journals: | Statistics | Probability
| Related
Journals | Mathematics
| Ø Societies: | IMS | ASA
| IMS
Bulletin
| SIAM
| AMS | MAA |
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