Math 160: Introduction to Statistics
Fall, 2017


Contact Info

Office: Thompson 390H
Email:ctoews@pugetsound.edu
Phone:(253) 879-3839
Hours:M 3:00-4:00
T 3:00-4:00
W 12:00-12:30 and 1:30-2:00
and by appointment. I'm also happy to have you drop by my office with no appointment--I'm around a lot.
Website: math.pugetsound.edu/~ctoews

Course Calendar


Week Date Topic Reading Homework Notes
Week 1 M Aug 28 No class
T Aug 29 No class
W Aug 30 Introduction Handout: syllabus
F Sep 1 The structure of data 1.1 1.12, 1.14, 1.17, 1.22 Handout: Installing R
Week 2 M Sep 4 No class
T Sep 5 Lab A
W Sep 6 Sampling from a population 1.2 1.52, 1.53, 1.58, 1.60 Handout: homework guidelines
F Sep 8 Experiments and Observational Studies 1.3 1.84, 1.86, 1.90, 1.94
Week 3 M Sep 11 Categorical Variables 2.1 2.13, 2.14, 2.18, 2.26, 2.31
T Sep 12 Problem Day: Review HW 1 Due: HW 1 (1.1-1.3)
W Sep 13 One quantitative variable: shape, center spread 2.2

2.3
2.52, 2.55, 2.62, 2.63, 2.64

2.96, 2.98, 2.99, 2.101, 2.118
F Sep 15 Lab B
Week 4 M Sep 18 Boxplots 2.4 2.134, 2.136, 2.137, 2.144 Worksheet: One quantitative variable
T Sep 19 Two quantitative variables: scatterplot and correlations 2.5 2.168, 2.170, 2.172, 2.181 Due: HW #2 (2.1-2.3)
W Sep 20 Two quantitative variables: linear regression 2.6 2.196, 1.198, 2.200, 2.204. 2.208 Worksheet: Correlation and regression
F Sep 22 Project 1 Project: Project 1
Week 5 M Sep 25 Sampling Distributions 3.1 3.20, 3.24, 3.26, 3.32 Worksheet: Sampling distributions

A nice app about sampling distributions
T Sep 26 Project 1 (cont) Due: HW #3 (2.4-2.6)
W Sep 27 Confidence Intervals 3.2 3.54, 3.56, 3.58, 3.60 A nice app about confidence intervals
F Sep 29 Confidence Intervals (cont.) 3.2 (cont.) see previous row Due: Project 1
Week 6 M Oct 2 Constructing bootstrap confidence intervals 3.3 3.75, 3.76, 3.82, 3.86 Worksheet: Bootstrapping
T Oct 3 Lab C Due: HW #4 (3.1-3.2)
W Oct 4 Constructing Bootstrap confidence intervals with percentiles 3.4 3.100, 3.101
F Oct 6 Constructing Bootstraps with percentiles (cont) 3.4 (cont)
Week 7 M Oct 9 Review for Exam I
T Oct 10 Exam 1 Due: HW #5: (3.3-3.4)
W Oct 11 Hypothesis Testing 4.1 Worksheet: Hypothesis testing
F Oct 13 Review Exam I
Week 8 M Oct 16 FALL BREAK!
T Oct 17
W Oct 18 Hypothesis Testing (recap) 4.1 (cont) 4.16, 4.20, 4.28, 4.37, 4.38
F Oct 20 P-Values 4.2 4.52, 4.54, 4.56, 4.62, 4.64
Week 9 M Oct 23 Statistical Significance 4.3 4.82, 4.84, 4.86, 4.90, 4.104
T Oct 24 Class cancelled
W Oct 25 Randomization Distributions 4.4 4.123, 4.126, 4.127, 4.128, 4.130, 4.132 Worksheet: Randomization distributions
F Oct 27 Discuss HW 6 Due: HW 6 (4.1-4.2)
Week 10 M Oct 30 Randomization Distributions (cont) 4.4 (cont)
T Oct 31 Confidence intervals and hypothesis tests 4.5 4.153, 4.154, 4.162
W Nov 1 Project 2 Project: Project 2
F Nov 3 Normal curves 5.1 5.30, 5.36, 5.39, 5.40 Due: HW #7 (4.3-4.5)
Week 11 M Nov 6 Confidence intervals with normal distributions 5.2 5.58, 5.60, 5.64, 5.68, 5.74, 5.76
T Nov 7 CI with normal dists. (cont) 5.2 (cont) Handout: Normal distributions
W Nov 8 Project 2 (cont)
F Nov 10 Discuss 5.2 HW
Week 12 M Nov 13 Prepare for Exam II
T Nov 14 Exam II solutions
W Nov 15 Inference with proportions 6.1-6.3 6.36, 6.42, 6.50, 6.62, 6.66, 6.70 Due: HW 8 (5.1-5.2)

Worksheet: Inference with proportions
F Nov 17 Inference with means 6.4-6.6 6.86, 6.102, 6.118, 6.122, 6.128, 6.144 Due: Project 2

Worksheet: Inference with means
Week 13 M Nov 20 Inferences with differences of means and proportions 6.7-6.12 Handout: Differences of proportions and means

Note: instead of book problems, complete the problems on the worksheet for this section.
T Nov 21
W Nov 22 THANKSGIVING BREAK!
F Nov 24
Week 14 M Nov 27 Chi Square test for categorical data 7.1 7.14, 7.16, 7.20, 7.22 Worksheet: Chi square distributions
T Nov 28 Lab D
W Nov 29 Testing for an association between categorical variables 7.2 7.39, 7.40, 7.42, 7.46, 7.52 Due: HW 9 (6.1-6.6)
F Dec 1 7.2 (cont) Worksheet: Two-way tables
Week 15 M Dec 4 Review Worksheet: Review Problems
T Dec 5 Problem Day Due: HW 10 (7.1-7.2 + Ch. 8 Worksheets )
W Dec 6 Review
F Dec 8 No class
Week 16 M Dec 11 Final Exam, 4:00-6:00 pm
T Dec 12
W Dec 13
F Dec 15

Tutoring

There are two sorts of free math tutoring available here at UPS. One is peer tutoring, offered in the lobby of Thompson 390. Advanced math students sit at tables during posted hours, and you can drop by with questions, no appointment necessary. The other kind of tutoring is with math tutors at the CWLT. Some of these hours are by appointment, and some are by drop-in. Check the CWLT tutoring page for details.

Drop-in tutors:
  • The schedule is here: [ link ]
CWLT tutors:

To make an appointment, drop by Howarth 109, call 253.879.3404, or fill in this form.
  • Rachel Chaiser: M 4-6pm, W noon-2pm, Th 6-7pm
  • Maggie Berrens: Sun 2-3pm, W 6-8pm, Th 3-5pm

Labs and Projects


The data from the book is here: [ .zip ]
And descriptions of the data are here: [ pdf ]

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