Statistics 200, Spring Quarter, 1997

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Display Case

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 web page.


Section 01 Guy Nason

Jiayu Li
Section 02 Michael Wichura

Course Assistants

Andrew Strahs
Jian Zhang



Every student will need a simple calculator with a square root key for the homework, quizzes, and exams.

Grade components

The course grade has four components: Homework, Short Quizzes, Midterm, and Final.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The midterm exam (25%) will be a 50 minute examination, given in class on Friday, May 2. No makeup examination will be given.
  4. 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.

Grading policies

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 prerequisites. 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

Original design by Molly Huang, modified by Ian Dryden 2/26/97, and by Guy Nason and Michael Wichura 3/28/97