PUB/POS 316 - Syllabus, Spring 2010

Week

Date

Topic

Readings due

Written work due

1

Jan 21

 

Overview & logistics.

What is statistics (slides, case)

(none)

(none)

2

Jan 26

Jan 28

How do we know what we know? Data Collection (slides)

MM 3Intro, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4

(none)

3

Feb 2

Feb 4

Data summaries & displays; Working with Excel (slides, data)

MM 1Intro, 1.1, 1.2

1. Research design

4

Feb 9

Feb 11

Scatterplots, regression & correlation (slides, data)

MM 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 (2.4)

2. Data summaries & displays

5

Feb 16

Feb 18

OFF

Two-way tables (slides, data)

MM 2.5, 2.6.

3. Regression & correlation

6

Feb 23

Feb 25

Populations and samples, the Normal distribution

Sample means and the Central Limit Theorem (slides, data)

MM 1.3

MM 3.3, 5.1, 5.2

4. Two-way tables

7

March 2

March 4

Using the Normal distribution with sample means (slides)

***Hour exam*** [includes every thing before Feb 23rd]

MM 5.2

Review all

5. Case I: Presenting data

8

March 9

March 11

Using the Normal distribution with proportions and sample means (slides A)

Confidence intervals (slides B)

MM 5.1, 6.1

6. Proportions and sample means

9

March 16

March 18

Hypothesis testing

Hypothesis testing & inference for the mean (slides)

MM 6.2-6.3, 7.1

7. Confidence intervals

10

March 23

March 25

Inference for the mean (slides, data)

Inference for the population

MM 7.1, 7.2, 8.1, 8.2

8. Hypothesis testing

11

March 30

April 1

OFF

OFF

 

 

12

April 6

April 8

Inference (Review) (slides, review_questions)

***Hour exam*** [includes every thing between Feb22nd & March 30th]

MM 7.1, 7.2, 8.1, 8.2

9. Inferences for mean and proportions

13

April 13

April 15

Crosstabs & Chi-square distribution (slides, data)

Simple linear regression (slides, data)

MM 9.1, 9.2

MM 10. 10.1, 10.2

10. Inferences - understandings

14

April 20

April 22

Simple linear regression (slides)

Multiple linear regression (slides, data)

MM 10.2, 11

11. Chi-square & crosstabs & Regression

15

April 27

April 29

Simple and Multiple linear regression - Case Studies (data)

Review I (slides, review questions)

MM 11; Case

 12. Case II: Air Pollution and Mortality

 

16

May 4

May 6

May 7

Review II (slides, review questions)

Exam period - no class

***Final exam: 10:30-12:30***

-

-

Everything

13. Optional

 

 

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