Statistics 1001 - Fall 2010Introduction 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 mini-project 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. Reading Chapters 22, 23, and 24. Instuctor Office Hours: email me TAs: Zach Shahn (zss2101) and Gustavo Lacerda (gl2365) Office Hours: Tuesday 7.40 - 9.30 pm - 603 Hamilton Hall - and Thursday 2 - 4 pm - Room 903 School of Social Work. Directions to the Statistics Department.   All exams and assignments in this class are to be completed in accordance with the Barnard Honor Code, regardless of whether or not you are a Barnard student. Use the class blog for discussions, questions, rants, etc. (stat1001) Here's a brief description of what this course is about Coursework will include mini-projects, 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 chi-square 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 -

Old Homework
Homework 1 Questions 1, 2, 5, 6, 10 and 16 from Chapter 1. Due September 15th by noon.
Homework 2 Questions 1, 4, 9, 11, and 16 from Chapter 2 and Questions 8, 13, 14, 15, and 18 from Chapter 3. Due September 22nd by noon.
Homework 3 Questions 5, 11, 14, and 16 from Chapter 4 and Questions 1, 7, 15, 24, and 27 from Chapter 5. Due September 29th by noon.
Homework 4 Questions 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 18, 28, 29 from Chapter 7. Due October 6 by noon.
Homework 5 Chp8 - 3, 5, 8, 9, 19 Chp9 - 4, 9, 10, 14. Due October 13 by noon.
Homework 6 Chp 10 - 4, 10, 14, 15 Chp11 - 1, 4, 12, 16 Chp 12 - 5, 6, 9, 14. Due October 27 by noon.
Mini Project 1 Find a news summary pertaining to a study of interest to you. Find the source
of the news summary, and evaluate the study in terms of the seven steps outlined in chapter 6
including any other observations or insights you may have(3-5 pages). Critique the news summary
and write your own(1-2 pages). Due Monday October 11th by noon.
Homework 7 Chp16 - 1, 2, 3, 7,15, 17, 18, 22. Due November 3 by noon.
Mini Project 2 Design, execute, and write up a sample survey OR randomized experiment
on a topic of interest to you. Your report should pay particular attention to the limitations
of your study. Your data analysis should just report simple summary statistics plus graphical
presentation of your findings - no need to do formal statistical tests. Sample Survey - Design your Questionnaire to have between 10-15 questions. Include 10 to 30
Randomized Experiment - Include 10 to 30 people in your experiment.
Due November 8th by noon
Homework 8 Chp18 - 1, 4, 7, 10, 11, 16, 19, 23. Due November 10 by noon.
Homework 9 Chp19 - 3, 5, 6, 10, 13 Chp20 - 1, 6, 9, 11. Due November 17 by noon.
Sample Midterm questions

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Homework 10 Chp21 - 3, 7, 10, 11, 22 Chp22 - 4, 6, 8, 14, 19. Due December 1 by noon.

Homework 1 Questions 1, 2, 5, 6, 10 and 16 from Chapter 1. Due Jan 28th by noon.
Homework 2 Chp2 - 1, 4, 9, 11, 16 Chp3 - 7, 14, 15, 18, 24. Due Feb 4th by noon.
Homework 3 Find a study that attracted media attention in the past year or so.
Classify the study as an observational study or an experiment. Comment briefly
on the appropriateness of the study conclusions. Due February 11th by noon.
Homework 4 Chp4 - 5, 11, 14, 16, 21 Chp5 - 1, 7, 15, 24, 27. Due Feb 18th by noon
Homework 5 Chap 7 - 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 18, 28, 29. Due Feb 25th by noon.
Homework 6 Chp8 - 3, 5, 8, 9, 19 chp9 - 4, 10, 14 chp 10 - 4, 6, 14, 15. Due March 5th by noon.
Homework 7 chp 11 - 16. chp 12 6,9 - Due March 11th by noon.
Homework 8 Chapter 13 - 3, 9, 10, 11, 17, 23 (see question 22 for the footnote). Due March 25th by noon.
Homework 9 Chapter 14 - 6, 10, 18. Chapter 15 - 2, 12, 18. Due April 1st by noon.
Homework 10 Chapter 16 - 2,3,7,17,18,22. Chapter 18 - 1,7,10,23. Due April 15th by noon.
Homework 11 Chapter 19 - 3,5,6,10,13,16. Chapter 20 - 1,6,11. Due April 22nd by noon.
Homework 12 (last one!) Chapter 21 - 3, 10, 15, 22, 23. Chapter 22 - 4, 6, 14, 18, 19. Due 5pm, May 4th

Mini-Project 1 The first mini-project is due February 11th. Here is a alternative mini-project.
Mini-Project #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
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.

Mini-Project #3
Due Tuesday March 30th. Please complete both of these mini-projects from the text:

Mini-Project 2 on Page 56 of the text.

Mini-Project 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.
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Mini-Project 4 (last one!) Mini-project #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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