Statistics 200, Spring Quarter, 1997
You should regularly consult the Statistics 200 display case outside
the southeastern door to Eckhart 133. Important announcements will be posted
there, along with solutions to the homework, quizzes, and exams.
The announcements (but not the solutions) will also be available on this
- Required: [FPPA] David Freedman, Robert Pisani, Roger Purves, and Ani
Adhikari, Statistics, W. W. Norton. Second edition.
(On reserve in Eckhart Library)
Every student will need a simple calculator with a square root key for
the homework, quizzes, and exams.
The course grade has four components: Homework, Short Quizzes, Midterm,
- Homework (20%) will be assigned weekly, collected, graded, and
returned. All homework will be due at the beginning of class on the assigned
due date (normally a Wednesday). Late homework will not be accepted for
any reason. To allow for emergencies or bad luck, the lowest homework score
will be dropped from the grade computation.
- Short Quizzes (20%)
will be given throughout the quarter (normally on
Fridays). The quizzes will typically last 15 to 20 minutes. As with the
homework, there will be no excused absences from the quizzes, but the lowest
score will be omitted from the grade computation.
- The midterm exam (25%) will be a 50 minute examination, given
in class on Friday, May 2. No makeup examination will be given.
- The final exam (35%) will be two hours in length and will cover
the entire course.
The final examination will be given in Eckhart 133
on Monday, June 9 from 6:30-8:30pm; note that is not the time
listed in the University Time Schedule.
If you are graduating this quarter, you will need to take the convocation
final examination instead, to be given Wednesday, June 4, from 4:00-6:00pm
in Eckhart 133.
No makeup final will be given.
All quizzes and exams are closed book, but you are allowed and encouraged
to bring a single two-sided page of notes and formulas.
The Department of Statistics has some special rules about
grades in Statistics 200.
Note in particular that the Department's
policies on P/N and I are very restrictive.
Statistics 200 has empirical science and mathematics
You need to fill out and turn in the form in the General Information Handout
passed out in class indicating how you have satisfied the prerequisites.
Last update: 5/29/97
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