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

SEMESTER: FALL 2014

Textbook

7th edition of Moore: Introduction to the Practice of Statistics + CD ROM + Stats Portal ISBN - 978-14292-7900-0

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The book is available at the COM bookstore.

Make sure to purchase the one listed under my name (section # 10304). The textbook comes with the StatsPortal access code that you need to get access to the Online material (eBook, study guides, video tutorials, etc.) at no extra cost.

StatsPortal for IPS (For the 7th 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.

If you don’t need a hard copy of the textbook, you can purchase a StatsPortal Access code only and use the electronic version of the textbook that comes with it, which will save you approx. $100.

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

  1. Go to http://courses.bfwpub.com/ips7e (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 came with your textbook or that you purchased from the textbook 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 (Covers Ch 3 & 4)
  • 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

-- Ch 1 HW & Reading Assignments
-- 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

-- Ch2 Assignments
-- 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
 

  Exam #1 (Ch 1 & Ch 2)
     

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

 

  Exam #2 (Ch4)
     

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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