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 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.
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
Links to other classes like ours
Link to Anthony Donoghue's class
Good R links at the bottom of this page
|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 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||-|
Check out this cool data visualization tool.
Homework 10 Chp21 - 3, 7, 10, 11, 22 Chp22 - 4, 6, 8, 14, 19. Due December 1 by noon.
Mini-Project 1 The first mini-project is due February 11th. Here is a alternative mini-project.
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.
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.
Click here to view help on using Excel to obtain regression equation.
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
Check out this terrific podcast (thanks Rebecca!)