Elementary Statistics

Last Update: 09/25/2014

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Session | Role | Name | Office | |
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Both | Instructor | Yibi Huang | Eckhart 120 A | yibih@uchicago.edu |

01 | CA | Xiang Zhu | - | xiangzhu@uchicago.edu |

02 | CA | Maciej Grabarek | Ryerson N375 | mgrabarek@uchicago.edu |

02 | CA | Ulises Pereira | Ryerson N375 | ulises@uchicago.edu |

Type | Session | Time | Room | Person |
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Class Time | 01 | MWF 9:30-10:20am | Ryerson 251 | Yibi Huang |

Class Time | 02 | MWF 12:30-1:20pm | Eckhart 133 | Yibi Huang |

Office Hour | open to both sessions |
Wednesday (5-6 pm or 6-7pm, TBD) | Eckhart 133 | CA |

Office Hour | Thursday 4-5pm | Eckhart 120A | Yibi Huang | |

Office Hour | Thursday 5-6pm | Eckhart 131 | CA |

*Statistics*, by D. Freedman, R. Pisani & R. Purves. (2007) 4th edition.[**FPP**]

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**Course Schedule**: (draft version, subject to change)

Week | Date | Topics | Chapter | HW due | |
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1 | M | Sept. 29 | Controlled Experiments | 1 | |

W | Oct. 1 | Observational Studies | 2 | ||

F | Oct. 3 | Histograms | 3 | ||

2 | M | Oct. 6 | Average and Standard Deviation (SD) | 4 | |

W | Oct. 8 | Normal Approximation | 5 | ||

F | Oct. 10 | Finishing Normal Approximation, Scatter plots, Correlations | 5, 8 | HW1 due | |

3 | M | Oct. 13 | Scatter plots, Correlations, More on Correlations | 8-9 | |

W | Oct. 15 | More on Correlations. Quiz 1 (10 mins, Coverage: Chapter 5) |
9 | ||

F | Oct. 17 | The Regression Method | 10 | HW2 due | |

4 | M | Oct. 20 | Regression Line, Root-Mean-Square Error | 10-11 | |

W | Oct. 22 | More on Regression | 11-12 | ||

F | Oct. 24 | Midterm I, In Class, Coverage: Chapter 1-6, 8-9 |
- | HW3 due | |

5 | M | Oct. 27 | What Are the Chances? Probability Rules | 13 | |

W | Oct. 29 | More About Chances | 14 | ||

F | Oct. 31 | Binomial Formula | 15 | HW4 due | |

6 | M | Nov. 3 | The Law of Averages | 16 | |

W | Nov. 5 | The Expected Value and Standard Error | 17 | ||

F | Nov. 7 | The Normal Approximation for Probability Histograms | 17-18 | HW5 due | |

7 | M | Nov. 10 | Finishing Chapter 18. Quiz 2 (20 mins, Coverage: Ch 10-12, box model) |
18 | |

W | Nov. 12 | Sample Surveys | 19 | ||

F | Nov. 14 | Midterm II, in class, Coverage: Chapter 10-18 |
- | HW6 due | |

8 | M | Nov. 17 | Chance Error in Sampling | 20 | |

W | Nov. 19 | The Accuracy of Percentages | 21 | ||

F | Nov. 21 | The Accuracy of Averages | 23 | HW7 due | |

9 | M | Nov. 24 | Tests of Significance | 26 | |

W | Nov. 26 | Two-Sample Comparisons | 27 | ||

F | Nov. 28 | Thanksgiving Holiday, No Class |
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10 | M | Dec. 1 | The Chi-Square Tests | 28 | HW8 due |

W | Dec. 3 | Summary and Review. Quiz 3 (Coverage: TBA) |
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F | Dec. 5 | Reading Period, No Class |
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11 | M | Dec. 8 | Section 01 (9:30) Final Exam, 10:30-12:30pm (may change) |
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W | Dec. 10 | Section 02 (11:30) Final Exam, 10:30-12:30pm (may change) |