Statistics 1001  Fall 2010 Introduction to Statistical Reasoning  
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:35am to 11:50am Location: 503 Hamilton Hall Instructor: David Madigan TAs: Gustavo Lacerda (gl2365) and Zach Shahn (zss2101) Email: madigan at stat dot columbia dot edu
 
No more homework! The third and final miniproject is now available. Due December 13th at noon. Here are some sample questions for the final exam. I will also ask you to critique a journal article. Final Exam: Monday, December 20, 9am to 12pm, Hamilton 717.
 
Use the class blog for discussions, questions, rants, etc. (stat1001)
Here's a brief description of what this course is about Coursework will include miniprojects, weekly homework assignments, a midterm, and a final Chance Magazine Links to other classes like ours Link to Anthony Donoghue's class Good R links at the bottom of this page

DATE  TOPICS  LINKS 
September 13  Chapter 1 PDF  Media Study 
September 15  Chapter 2 PDF  Cocaine Study  Vioxx Study 
September 20  Chapter 3 PDF   
September 22  Chapter 4 PDF   
September 27  Chapter 5 PDF   
September 29  Chapter 6 PDF  Cell Phone Study 
October 4  Chapter 7 PDF   
October 6  Chapter 8 PDF  Tanning study 
October 11  Chapter 9 PDF  Rosling video Milestones Project 
October 13  Chapter 10 PDF   
October 18  Chapter 11 PDF  least squares applet 
October 20  Chapter 12 PDF   
October 25  Midterm   
October 27  Chapter 16 PDF  Professor Risk 
November 3  Chapter 17 PDF  Laura Buxton 
November 8  Chapter 18 PDF  Excel spreadsheet for chisquare 
November 10  Chapter 19 PDF  Confidence interval animation 
November 15  Chapter 20 PDF   
November 17  Chapter 21 PDF   
November 22  Chapter 22 PDF  Excel on Youtube 
November 24  Chapter 23 PDF   
November 29  Chapter 13 PDF   
December 1  Chapter 24 PDF  Don't ask don't tell survey 
December 6  Chapter 21 PDF   
December 8  Chapter 22 PDF   
December 13  Chapter 23 PDF   
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Homework 10 Chp21  3, 7, 10, 11, 22 Chp22  4, 6, 8, 14, 19. Due December 1 by noon.
MiniProject 1 The first miniproject is due February 11th. Here is a alternative miniproject.
MiniProject #2
Design, execute, and write up a study to address the following question.
"Does regular Pepsi or Coke result in higher pulse rates 10 minutes after
consumption than regular Snapple Flavored Tea?" Your report should pay
particular attention to the limitations of your study. Your data analysis
should just report simple summary statistics  no need to do formal
statistical tests. Your study need not be large. Substitute other drinks
if Pepsi, Coke, or Snapple are inconvenient. Due Tuesday March 9th.
MiniProject #3
Due Tuesday March 30th. Please complete both of these miniprojects
from the text:
MiniProject 2 on Page 56 of the text.
MiniProject 1 on Page 199 of the text. Note: It is not necessary
that you use height and weight. You can collect data on any two measurement
variables (that you feel are related) of interest to you.
Click here to view help on using Excel to obtain regression equation.
MiniProject 4 (last one!) Miniproject #1, Chapter 23. Due 5pm, May 4th
Midterm Thursday March 11th. Closed book but you can bring one sheet of paper with notes. Practice Midterm  Solution
Here's a copy of the midterm exam
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