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Thursday, 12/7

Next week, I will hold office hours on Tuesday, 330-450 in G-201 for this class.

Today, we will finish up Module 29 (Module 29 – Hypothesis Testing with Population Means). And based on the response from the google doc, I think we should go over Test 3

Homework:

  • Here’s Project 6.  This one is OPTIONAL!  It is due by our Final Exam day: 12/12/17, 5 pm.
  • Checkpoint for Module 29 will be due on 12/12
  • Our Final Exam will be on Tuesday, 12/12, 5-7 pm.  It will cover all material from class for the entire semester (including Module 29).  You are allowed 1 page of handwritten notes for this exam!
  • Just in case, here is the schedule for Stats tutoring in the Math Lab: STATS_Tutors

Tuesday, 12/5

We will have Test #3 today!  You are allowed 1 page of handwritten notes and it covers Modules 21, 22, 23, 27 and 28.

On Thursday, 12/7, we will have a day to review for the final exam!  If you would like to suggest topics for me to review in class on Thursday, 12/7, please type them on this document.  I will use this as a guide to prepare for class on Thursday!

Homework:

  • Here’s Project 5.  It will be due on Thursday, 12/7.  There will be one more optional project on CI/HT for population means (it will be due 12/12).
  • Here’s Project 6.  This one is OPTIONAL!  It is due by our Final Exam day: 12/12/17, 5 pm.
  • Checkpoint for Module 29 will be due on 12/12
  • Our Final Exam will be on Tuesday, 12/12, 5-7 pm.  It will cover all material from class for the entire semester (including Module 29).  You are allowed 1 page of handwritten notes for this exam!
  • Just in case, here is the schedule for Stats tutoring in the Math Lab: STATS_Tutors

Thursday, 11/30

We will finish the handout for Module 28 – Confidence Intervals for Population Means

When we are done, we will start Module 29 (Module 29 – Hypothesis Testing with Population Means).  Module 29 will NOT be on Test #3, but it will be on the Final Exam!!

We will have a Quiz at the end of class that covers Modules 22 and 23: Quiz 6 (Module 22 and 23)

Homework:

  • The Checkpoints for Modules 27 and 28 will be due on 12/5.
  • Test #3 will be on Tuesday, 12/5  It will cover Modules 21, 22, 23, 27 and 28.  You are allowed 1 page of notes on the exam!
  • Module 29 will be on the Final Exam (Tuesday, 12/12, 5-7 pm), but not on Test #3.  You are allowed 1 page of notes for this exam!
  • Here’s Project 5.  It will be due on Thursday, 12/7.  There will be one more optional project on CI/HT for population means (it will be due 12/12).
  • Checkpoint for Module 29 will be due on 12/12
  • Just in case, here is the schedule for Stats tutoring in the Math Lab: STATS_Tutors

Tuesday, 11/28

Turn in Test Corrections!  Turn in Project #4!

We will finish the handout for Module 27

When we are done, we will work on Module 28 – Confidence Intervals for Population Means

We have just one more Module to complete (Module 29 – Hypothesis Testing with Population Means), then we are done with the class!  Module 29 will NOT be on Test #3, but it will be on the Final Exam!!

We will have a Quiz on Thursday that covers Modules 22 and 23.

Homework:

  • The Checkpoints for Modules 22, 23 and Unit 9 are due on Thursday, 11/30
  • Finish the activities for Module 22 and 23 by Thursday, 11/30
  • The Checkpoints for Modules 27 and 28 will be due on 12/5.
  • Test #3 will be on Tuesday, 12/5  It will cover Modules 21, 22, 23, 27 and 28.
  • Module 29 will be on the Final Exam (Tuesday, 12/12, 5-7 pm), but not on Test #3
  • Here’s Project 5.  It will be due on Thursday, 12/7.  There will be one more optional project on CI/HT for population means (it will be due 12/12).
  • Checkpoint for Module 29 will be due on 12/12
  • Just in case, here is the schedule for Stats tutoring in the Math Lab: STATS_Tutors

 Tuesday, 11/21

Finish the handout for: Module 22 and Intro to 23

We are skipping the end of Module 23 (about Type 1 and Type 2 Errors).  This will be extra credit on the upcoming project #5, as well as on our tests and final exam!

When we are done with that, we will start Module 27  **Notice: we are skipping over Modules 24-26!

I got the Tutor Schedule for Stats in the Math Lab from our Lab Tech: STATS_Tutors.  If you are interested in creating a study group, please email me!  I have some interest, but we need more!

Homework:

  • The Checkpoints for Modules 27, 28 and 29 will be due on 12/5.  This is also the date of Test #3.
  • The Checkpoints for Modules 22, 23 and Unit 9 are due on Thursday, 11/30
  • Finish the activities for Module 22 and 23 by Thursday, 11/30
  • Project 4 will be due on Tuesday, 11/28
  • Test #2 corrections are due Tuesday, 11/28
  • Here’s Project 5.  It will be due on Thursday, 12/7.

Thursday, 11/16

We will work on Modules 22 and 23: Module 22 and Intro to 23

If you are interested in joining a study group for this class, email me!  I can try to connect you with others…

I asked our lab tech to let me know when statistics tutors are available in the math lab and he said he would send me a schedule as soon as he can make one.  I’ll post it here and email it, when it is available.

Homework:

  • The Checkpoints for Modules 22, 23 and Unit 9 are due on Thursday, 11/30
  • Finish the activities for Module 22 and 23 by Thursday, 11/30
  • Project 4 will be due on Tuesday, 11/28
  • Test #2 corrections are due Tuesday, 11/28

Tuesday, 11/14

We will complete Module 21

When we are done, we will work on Project 4.  Here is the data for Project 4.

The last day to drop with a “W” is Wednesday.  Please email me or talk with me if you have any questions or concerns.  I have posed grades in the usual place.

Homework:

  • Complete the checkpoint for Module 21.  It is due Thursday, 11/16
  • Read Module 22 and 23.  The reading will be due Thursday, 11/16
  • Project 4 will be due on Tuesday, 11/28

Tuesday, 11/7

We will take Test #2 on this day!  Please recall that there are practice tests/quizzes with solutions here!  And you can look at the quizzes from this semester here.  This test will cover Module 15, part 3 through Module 20 AND part of Module 21 (just what we finished last time).  You may use one page of notes.

We will have no class on Thursday, 11/9.  Please use this time wisely.  If you have not turned in any of the 1st 3 projects, please finish them and turn them in by Tuesday, 11/14.  We will start another project that week.

If you have any questions or need ANY help, please let me know!!

Homework:

  • Read Module 21, if you haven’t already.  The reading will be due Tuesday, 11/14
  • Complete the checkpoint for Module 21.  It is due Thursday, 11/16
  • Read Module 22 and 23.  The reading will be due Thursday, 11/16
  • If you’d like to get ahead, here is project #4: Project 4

Thursday, 11/2

We will complete the in class work for Module 20.  We will need this website for that handout: http://www.rossmanchance.com/applets/ConfSim.html

We will then work on Module 21.

Homework:

  • Test #2 will be on Tuesday 11/7.  Test #2 will cover Module 15, part 3 through Module 20, and part of 21 (what we finish tonight ONLY).  You may use 1 page of notes.
  • Checkpoints for Modules 20 and Unit 8 will be due Tuesday, 11/7

Tuesday, 10/31

We will complete the in class work for Module 19, then we will work on Module 20.  We will need this website for that handout: http://www.rossmanchance.com/applets/ConfSim.html

Unlikely there will be time to start today, but we will definitely cover Module 21 on Thursday: Module 21.

Homework:

  • Read Module 21 (due Thursday, 11/2)
  • Checkpoint 19 is due Thursday, 11/2
  • No quiz this week, but remember that Test #2 will be on Tuesday 11/7
  • Checkpoints for Modules 20, Unit 8 and 21 will be due Tuesday, 11/7

 Tuesday, 10/24

We will complete the in class work for Module 19.  Here are the results from the activity we did in class last week:

We will be using this website in our discussion, as well as in the handout for Module 19: Module-19

*** WE DECIDED THAT TEST #2 WILL BE MOVED TO TUESDAY, 11/7.  IT WILL NOT BE ON 11/2 ANYMORE*****

Please remember that there is NO class on Thursday (10/26)!

Homework:

  • Read Module 20 (due Tuesday, 10/31) and Module 21 (due Thursday, 11/2)
  • Checkpoint 19 is due Thursday, 11/2

Thursday, 10/19

We will finish Module 18

Then we will do an activity for Module 19.  If there is time, we will start on the in class work for Module 19.  We will be using this website at some point.

We will have a quiz for Modules 16 and 17 for the last 20 minutes of class: Quiz 5 (Module 16 and 17)

Homework:

  • Read Module 19 (due Tuesday)
  • Work on Mini-Project #3.  This will be due on Tuesday, 10/24
  • Complete Test Corrections.   If you’d like to complete test corrections, you may earn up to HALF the points you missed on the exam.  You must write EACH problem you MISSED over on a separate piece of paper, with the correct work for solving.  I will give you a fraction of the possible points (half the points you missed), based on the fraction of points you redo correctly.  This should allow anyone who may have failed the test to earn a passing grade.  I would like your corrections by Tuesday, 10/24 (we don’t have  class on 10/26!).  They should be written on separate paper, stapled to your test.

Tuesday, 10/17

We will finish Module 17: unit-7-module-17-normal-distribution

When we are done, we will do an activity and start Module 18: Module 18

Homework:

  • Read Modules 18 and 19 (due Thursday, 10/19)
  • Complete the checkpoint for Module 17.  (due Thursday, 10/19)
  • We will have a quiz on Thursday on Modules 16 and 17
  • Work on Mini-Project #3.  This will be due on Tuesday, 10/24
  • Complete Test Corrections.   If you’d like to complete test corrections, you may earn up to HALF the points you missed on the exam.  You must write EACH problem you MISSED over on a separate piece of paper, with the correct work for solving.  I will give you a fraction of the possible points (half the points you missed), based on the fraction of points you redo correctly.  This should allow anyone who may have failed the test to earn a passing grade.  I would like your corrections by Tuesday, 10/24 (we don’t have  class on 10/26!).  They should be written on separate paper, stapled to your test.

Thursday, 10/12

We will keep working on Module 17.  We will definitely (at least) start the handout: unit-7-module-17-normal-distribution

Because of the bad air quality, I am not going to have a quiz tonight.  If you cannot come to class for health reasons, I understand.  The homework for Module 16 is still due, as is the reading for module 17 and we will still have lecture on module 17, though.

Homework:

  • Read Modules 18 and 19
  • Complete the checkpoint for Module 17.  It will be due Thursday, 10/19
  • Work on Mini-Project #3.  This will be due on Tuesday, 10/24

Tuesday, 10/10

We will complete Module 16 today: unit-7-module-16

If there is time, we will start talking about module 17: unit-7-module-17-normal-distribution

Homework:

  • Read Module 17.  The reading will be due on Thursday, 10/12 at the start of class.
  • The Checkpoint and all activities in the reading in Module 16 is due on Thursday, 10/12
  • We will have a Quiz on Module 16 on Thursday, 10/12
  • Work on Mini-Project #3.  This will be due on Tuesday, 10/24

 

Thursday, 10/5

We will complete Module 16 today: unit-7-module-16

There will be a quiz after the break.

Quiz 4 (Module 15, part 3)

Homework:

  • Read Module 17.  The reading will be due on Thursday, 10/12 at the start of class.
  • The Checkpoint and all activities in the reading in Module 16 is due on Thursday, 10/12
  • We will have a Quiz on Module 16 on Thursday, 10/12
  • Work on Mini-Project #3.  This will be due on Tuesday, 10/24

 

Tuesday, 10/3

We will finish up the handout for Module 15: Unit 6 module 15, Part 3

When we are done, we will start working on Mini-Project #3:  Here is a link to Mini-Project #3 and here is a link to the data for Project #3.

Homework:

  • Read Module 16.  The reading will be due on Thursday, 10/5 at the start of class.
  • The Checkpoint and all activities in the reading in Module 15 is due on Thursday, 10/5
  • We will have a Quiz on Module 15, part 3 on Thursday, 10/5
  • Work on Mini-Project #3.

 

Thursday, 9/28

We will have our test today and it will last the duration of the class.

Homework:

  • Read Module 16.  the reading will be due on Thursday, 10/5
  • On Tuesday, we will finish up Module 15.  The Checkpoint and all activities in the reading in Module 15 is due on Thursday, 10/5
  • We will have a Quiz on Module 15, part 3 on Thursday, 10/5
  • We will start Mini-Project #3 on Tuesday.  If you’d like to get a head start,  here is a link to Mini-Project #3 and here is a link to the data for Project #3.

 

Tuesday, 9/26

I will miss my regular office hours today, but will go directly to our classroom right after my meeting (officially over at 430, will go to class earlier, if ends early).  I can also stay after class for at least 30 minutes (probably 45 minutes works) to continue answering questions, should you have any.  Your Mini-Project #2’s are due today as well.

In class, we will finish up Module 15, by completing the in class assignment for Unit 6 module 15, Part 3

When we are done with that (or after the break, even if we are not done!), we will discuss the Mindsets and Grow Your Brain articles and talk about the upcoming exam.

For the last part of class, I would like to have a test review.  If there are no direct questions, we can look to the quizzes and tests from this semester and last semester to guide our review.

We will spend the entire duration of class on the test on Thursday.  Next week Tuesday, we will devote time in class to working on the next Mini-Project, before starting Module 16.  If you’d like to get started early, here is a link to Mini-Project #3 and here is a link to the data for Project #3.

Homework for Thursday:

1. Study for your test.  It will cover Modules 4 – 15 (through part 2).  The test is individual, but you may use 1 regular sized (8.5″ by 11″) page of notes, both sides.

Thursday, 9/21

Today, you will work on Module 15, Part 2: Unit 6 module 15, Part II

After the break, we will take Quiz #3!  You are allowed one 3″ by 5″ note card for this quiz, as well as a partner.

If there is time, we will also start Part 3, if there is time: Unit 6 module 15, Part 3

Quiz 3 (Modules 11_12_13)

Homework:

  1. Mini Project #2 will be due on Tuesday, 9/26.  Finish this this weekend!
  2. Study for our first Test! Our first test will be on Thursday, 9/28!  It will cover all modules we have completed in class through Unit 6, Module 15, part 2.  For your test, you will take it individually and are allowed 1 page of notes.
  3. No Checkpoints or other homework is due on the day of the Test.
  4. On Tuesday – I have to go to a meeting form 330-430 pm, so my Office Hours will be 430-5 pm and after class.  I’m happy to stay after class to help out.  In class, we will review for the test and complete Module 15.

Tuesday, 9/19

Lecture: Click here for the slides for Module 15

Here is a link to the data we will use to create a Segmented Bar Graph (you have to know this for the next mini-project)

After this, we will start Module 15.  Here is the activity for the first part: Module 15, Part 1

If there is time, we will look at Module 15, Part 2: Unit 6 module 15, Part II

Homework:

  1. The checkpoint for Modules 13 and Unit 4 are due on Thursday, 9/21.
  2. The reading for Module 15 is due on Thursday, 9/21 at 5 pm.
  3. There will be a quiz on Unit 4 on Thursday, 9/21.  For this quiz, you may use notes!  ONE 3″ by 5″ note card, both sides (or a piece of paper cut into 3″ by 5″)
  4. Mini Project #2 will be due on Tuesday, 9/26.
  5. Our first Test will be next week Thursday and will cover all of the modules we have done in class through part of Module 15.  Wherever we end on Thursday (9/21), will be covered on Test #1.

Thursday, 9/14

We will continue talking about Linear Regression (module 13) and complete the class activity:Unit 4 Module 13 (Assessing the Fit of a Line)
When we are done with that, we will start working on the next Mini-Project: Data for Mini-Project #2;  Assignment for Mini-Project #2.  For this project, you can use the following standard errors:
IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes Se = 12.8
Metascore and Rotten Tomatoes Se = 10.8

Homework:

  1. Read Module 15.  The reading for Module 15 will be due Tuesday, 9/19.  This is a long one – since we didn’t get to it today, the reading will be due Tuesday instead.
  2. The checkpoint for Modules 13 and Unit 4 are due on Thursday, 9/21.
  3. There will be a quiz on Unit 4 on Thursday, 9/21.
  4. Mini Project #2 will be due on Tuesday, 9/26.  I want to give a little extra time on this one to make sure that any questions you may have get answered and to allow us a quiz on Unit 4.

Tuesday, 9/12

We will continue talking about Linear Regression (modules 11 and 12) and complete the class activity for those modules: linear-regression-unit-4 (Modules 11 and 12)
I will use these slides from module 12: Unit 4_Mod 12
After that, we will start working on the activity for Module 13: Unit 4 Module 13 (Assessing the Fit of a Line)

Homework:

  1. Read Module 15.  The reading for Module 15 will be due Thursday, 9/14.
  2. The checkpoints for Modules 10, Unit 3, 11 and 12 are all due on Thursday, 9/14.
  3. The Mini Project is due on Thursday, 9/14.  There will be NO quiz that day, but you also won’t get more in class time to work on it.

Thursday, 9/7

 We will start talking about Linear Regression (modules 11 and 12).

Here are some slides I will use for lecture: module-11-pictures-of-scatterplots

You can find our class activity here: linear-regression-unit-4 (part 1)

We will have a quiz after the break!

Quiz 2 (Modules 7_8_9)

Homework:

  1. Read Modules 13 and 15.  The reading for Module 13 is due Tuesday, 9/12.  The reading for Modules 15 will be due Thursday, 9/14.
  2. The checkpoints for Modules 10, Unit 3, 11 and 12 are all due on Thursday, 9/14.
  3. The Mini Project is due on Thursday, 9/14.  There will be NO quiz that day, but you also won’t get more in class time to work on it.

Tuesday, 9/5

As far as I know, we will still meet in G-270 for this class meeting.  I will be there by 4:55 pm.

We will first talk about outliers and how to find them.  I will also show you an example of how to create a box-plot.  I will focus more on histograms than boxplots in this class.  I will also do a short recap of the important bits of Unit 3.

Here is a box plot example we will look at, if there is time: Box Plot Example

Then I will give you some time to complete the East v. West assignment and/or work on Mini Project #1.  Here is the data for Mini Project #1.

Homework:

  1. Read Modules 11 and 12 in oli.cmu.edu.  The reading for Modules 11 and 12 is due Thursday 9/7.
  2. Complete the Checkpoints for Modules 7, 8 and 9 by Thursday 9/7.  
  3. We will have a quiz on Modules 7, 8 and 9 on Thursday 9/7.
  4. There is on more article with questions that I want you to read and submit: You Can Grow Your Brain (due Thursday, 9/7)
  5. The Mini Project is due on Thursday, 9/14.  There will be NO quiz that day, but you also won’t get more in class time to work on it.

Thursday 8/31

As far as I know, we will still meet in G-270 for this class meeting.  I have to get there by 430, due to key issues, so if you are looking for me for office hours, please come to G-270 at 430!  This key issue should be resolved by this day and I won’t have to go to class so early starting next week.

In class, we will continue to work on the assignment from yesterday (Click here to find the class activity and Click here to find the data).  I will be modeling what to do (again) on this sheet which I will project in class.  After the break, we will take our first Quiz!  Once you are done with this, you will START your first Mini-Project, which you can find by clicking here.  The data associated with this assignment can be found by clicking here.

QUIZ #1

Homework:

  1. Finish the paragraph from class (Eastern versus Western States).  It’s due Tuesday 9/5.
  2. If you didn’t read Module 10, please read it this weekend!  It is now due on Tuesday 9/5.
  3. Read Modules 11 and 12 in oli.cmu.edu.  The reading for Modules 11 and 12 is due Thursday 9/7.
  4. Complete the Checkpoints for Modules 7, 8 and 9 by Thursday 9/7.  
  5. We will have a quiz on Modules 7, 8 and 9 on Thursday 9/7.
  6. There is on more article with questions that I want you to read and submit: You Can Grow Your Brain (due Thursday, 9/7)

Tuesday 8/29

As far as I know, we will still meet in G-270 for this class meeting.  I have to get there by 430, due to key issues, so if you are looking for me for office hours, please come to G-270 at 430!

In class, we will talk about the Women’s World articles that you looked at last week (they will be collected in class – send me a google doc link, with permission to edit, please!  And cc your group mates when you send it, please!).  After this, we will work on comparing 2 sets of numerical data.  Click here to find the class activity we will work on in groups.  You can also find the data by clicking here.

Some Slides for Class

Homework:

  1. Read Module 10 in oli.cmu.edu (due Thursday 8/31)
  2. Complete the checkpoints for Modules 4, 5, 6 and Unit 2 (due Thursday, 8/31)
  3. There are 2 articles with questions that I want you to read and submit: Mindsets with questions (due Thursday, 8/31) and You Can Grow Your Brain (due NEXT Thursday, 9/7)
  4. Study for Quiz #1!  It will be on Thursday and it will cover modules 4, 5 and 6

Thursday 8/24

We will start the class off in groups talking about your estimates of the % of red books in the Laney Library!

After this, I will break you up into NEW groups and you will write a SHORT summary for a module of my choosing with your new group (either module 4, 5 or 6).  I will collect those by having each group email me a link to a google doc that the group creates OR you will write something by hand.

After this, we will complete another activity by looking at articles in a recent copy of Women’s World magazine.  The assignment can be found here.  I will hand out articles in class to each group.

Homework:

  1. Read Unit 3, Modules 7, 8, 9 and 10 in oli.cmu.edu.  Modules 7, 8 and 9 reading is due Tuesday, 8/29.  Module 10 reading is due 8/31.
  2. Complete the checkpoints for Modules 4, 5 and 6
  3. Complete the checkpoint for Unit 2 (It’s called: Checkpoint: Types of Statistical Studies and Producing Data)
  4. Complete the survey for our class (Due by 8/29)
  5. Send me an email with the following information:  (Due by 8/29, please)
    1. Your name
    2. 3 things you want me to know and remember about you
    3. If it would be OK for me to share an email address (of your choice) with the rest of the class for others to contact you about class related concerns.  If you say yes, I will put your name with whatever email you send me on a list to be shared with the rest of the class (a voluntary student roster)
    4. A code name so I can post your grade online (the code name may not have ANY part of your name in it)
  6. There are 2 articles with questions that I want you to read and turn in: You Can Grow Your Brain and Mindsets with questions.  The Mindsets Questions are due by Thursday, 8/31.  The Grow Your Brain Questions are due by Thursday, 9/7.  You can either write responses into an email and send it to me, or you can type them up and turn them in during class time.

Tuesday 8/22

This is our first day of class!  Hooray!

In class, we will discuss the syllabus, the website, our textbook, etc. Then we will break into groups and complete an activity where you get to know your classmates.  Last, we will get into new groups and complete an activity that gets you a little exercise!

Your first homework assignments:

  1. Complete the survey for our class (Due by 8/29)
  2. Register for our class textbook/homework system: oli.cmu.edu  (Due immediately!  You cannot read without this!)
  3. Read Unit 2 (modules 4, 5 and 6) in oli.cmu.edu and complete the activities in the reading (Due by Thursday 8/24, beginning of class)
  4. Send me an email with the following information:  (Due by 8/29, please)
    1. Your name
    2. 3 things you want me to know and remember about you
    3. If it would be OK for me to share an email address (of your choice) with the rest of the class for others to contact you about class related concerns.  If you say yes, I will put your name with whatever email you send me on a list to be shared with the rest of the class (a voluntary student roster)
    4. A code name so I can post your grade online (the code name may not have ANY part of your name in it)
  5. There are 2 articles with questions that I want you to read and turn in: You Can Grow Your Brain and Mindsets with questions.  The Mindsets Questions are due by Thursday, 8/31.  The Grow Your Brain Questions are due by Thursday, 9/7.  You can either write responses into an email and send it to me, or you can type them up and turn them in during class time.
  6. Don’t forget to try out your method for estimating the % of red books in the Laney library!  On Thursday (8/24), I will be asking your groups for your method AND your estimate…