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Probability and Statistics - 80361 MATH 115 - 010
Instructor: Nikolas Psomas
 
 

SEMESTER: FALL 2015

Textbook

8th edition of Moore: Introduction to the Practice of Statistics

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StatsPortal for IPS (For the 8th ed.)

StatsPortal for Introduction to the Practice Statistics (IPS) is a digital version of the text with full integration of resources, and online access to Study Guides, Excel and TI-83/84 manuals, and direct links to interactive resources.

You are required to purchase a StatsPortal Access code. It comes with an electronic version of the textbook, and a variety of other online instructional and study material

How to sign up to StatsPortal for Introduction to the Practice Statistics

  1. Go to http://courses.bfwpub.com/ips8e (Mac users need to use Firefox).
  2. Click on the link "REGISTER AN ACTIVATION CODE."
    NOTE: if you don't have an Activation Code, you can purchase access on the website by clicking on the “PURCHASE” link.
  3. You will be prompted to follow the on-screen instructions to find your course.
  4. Enter the activation code that you purchased from the COM bookstore (you can also purchase a StatsPortal access code online from the publisher's Web site).
  5. Enter your email address, choose a password and be ready to go.

Registered Users

  • Sign In (Mac users must use Firefox)

 

bullet TI-83/84 Resources (for Ch6,7,8,9)

-- Finding P-Values
-- Inference for Means - Keepress.com
-- Using the t-Distribution

bullet Practice Tests

  • TEST 1 (Covers Ch 1 & 2)
  • TEST 2 (NopPractice test available)
  • TEST 3 (Covers Ch 5 & 6)
  • FINAL (Covers Ch 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8)

Note: Practice tests consist of only multiple-choice questions and are meant to help you measure your undrestanding of the material. In-calss tests require that you show your work and combine various types of problems (including multiple choice questions).

Additional Resources

bullet Virtual TI-83 Graphing Calculator
bullet AGAINST ALL ODDS SERIES
bullet Khan Academy - Satistics
bulet Statistical Applets for IPS

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bullet Lecture PPTs & Handouts

Chapter
Lecture PPTs (PDFs) Assignments & Other Resources

1
-- 1.1 Lecture

-- 1.1 Exercises | Answers

-- 1.2 Lecture -- 1.2 Exercises | Answers
-- 1.3 Lecture -- 1.3 Exercises | Answers
  -- Statistical Tables -- 1.3 Sample HW Solutions
     
   

-- Describing Distributions Worksheet

    -- Beer Data: Excel | PDF
    -- Who Talks More Worksheet
    -- Normal Calculations Assignment
    -- Social CEO Report
     

2

-- Overview
-- 2.1 Lecture

-- 2.1 Exercises | Answers

-- 2.2 Lecture -- 2.2 Exercises | Answers
-- 2.3 Lecture -- 2.3 Exercises | Answers
-- 2.4 Lecture -- 2.4 Exercises | Answers
-- Summary Lecture -- Correlation & Regression Worksheet
 

3
-- Ch3 Lecture -- 3.1 Exercises
-- 3.2 Exercises
-- 3.3 Exercises
-- 3.4 Exercises
-- Ch3 Exercise Solutions
     

4
-- 4.1 - 4.2 Lecture -- 4.1 - 4.2 Exercises | Solutions

-- 4.3 - 4.5 Lecture

-- 4.3 - 4.4 Exercises | Solutions
-- 4.5 Exercises | Solutions
-- Assignment #1 (Dice tossing)
-- Assignment #2 (Life insurance)
-- Assignment #3 (Rules for means)
-- Assignment #4 (Conditional probability)
-- Section 4.5 Worksheet

 

5
-- 5.1 Lecture -- 5.1 Exercises | Solutions
-- 5.2 Lecture -- 5.2 Exercises | Solutions
    -- Chapter 5 Notes | Assignment
     

6
-- 6.1 Lecture -- 6.1 Exercises | Solutions
-- 6.2 Lecture -- 6.2 Exercises | Solutions
     

7
-- 7.1 Lecture -- Ch 7 Handout
-- 7.2 Lecture -- 7.1 Exercises
    -- 7.2 Exercises
    -- Ch 7 Exersise Solutions

8
-- 8.1 Lecture -- Ch 8 Handout
-- 8.2 Lecture -- 8.1 Exercises
 
-- 8.2 Exercises
    -- Ch 8 Exercise Solutions
  -- Inference - TI 83/84
-- Inference Formulas
 
     

9
-- 9.1 Lecture -- Ch 9 Exercise Solutions
     

Semester Project

Sample Questionnaires:
-- Job Satisfaction Survey
-- Self Assessment Happiness Questionnaire

-- Sample Project
 

-- Final Exam Review Problems

Note: The review covers Ch 6 - Ch 8 problems only. The final is cummulative with 70% or more of the problems from Ch 6 - 8. The remaining 30% of the questions are from Chapters 1, 2, 4, & 5.

 

What to include in your project:

To get full credit, you project needs to include the following:

(1) Short summary that introduces your project idea and what questions you are attempting to answer.

(2) Presentation of your finding in the form of tables and/or charts that summarize you findings.

(3) A written description of the results of your findings that incorporates the use of descriptive statistics (e.g., mean, standard deviation, median, & quartiles).

(4) A statistical analysis that incorporates the use of a hypothesis test to compare the results in two different groups. For example males & female subjects that responded to your survey.

 

bullet Excel "How-to" Demos

-- How to Enable the Data Analysis ToolPak (Excel 2007)
-- How to Create a Boxplot (Excel 2007)
--
How to Create a Scatterplot and Fit a Line to It (Excel 2007)
-- Selecting a Random Sample Using MS Excel 2003 (Flash)
-- Selecting a Random Sample Using MS Excel 2003 (PDF)
-- How to make a Histogram in Excel

-- How to Enable the Data Analysis ToolPak (Excel 2010)

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