Applied Statistics I- Fall 2017

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Meeting Location: Monday in 2048CB

Office: 2087CB

Monday 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Tuesday 12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

Thursday 5:00 PM- 5:50 PM

and by appointment

A study of the fundamental concepts and methods of probability and statistics. Topics include counting problems, discrete probability, random variables and probability distributions, sampling distributions, the central limit theorem, introduction to hypothesis testing.

- Understand the fundamentals of probability theory.
- Understand statistical and inferential reasoning.
- Become proficient at statistical computing.
- Become skilled in the description, interpretation and exploratory analysis of data by graphical and non graphical methods.

- Find Descriptive statistics and interpret the statistic in the context of the problem.
- Use technology to vilualize continuous and categorical data.
- Use counting techniques to compute probability and odds.
- Calculate conditional probabilities and check for independent events.
- Calculate probability for discrete random variable.
- Calculate probability of continuous random variable.
- Compute expected value and variance for different probability distribution.
- Find a set of significantly contributing factors for the subject response variable.

- Peck, Olsen, and Devore (2012). Introduction to Statistics & Data Analysis. 4th Edition. Publisher: Duxbury.
- Diez, Barr, and Cetinkaya-Rundel,
**OpenIntro Statistics.** - McClave and Sincich (2012). Statistics, 12th edition, by Pearson.

At least one set of homework problems will be assigned from each chapter using webassign . Some additional homework problems will periodically be assigned during the lecture. Good news! lowest homework grade will be dropped. You are expected to spend an average of 3-5 hours of work per week outside of class. Late assignment is accepted with 20% penalty per day. For better exam results you need to master all the homework problems.

There will be two mid-term exams, and a comprehensive final. To answer the exam questions, you are expected to have clear mathematical reasoning of the statistical methods used to solve the subject problem.

You will get worksheets with problems in the class. Students can interact with the friends and look at the notes to solve the problems. I encourage everyone to solve the problems on the white board and interpret the results to the class. I urge you to find interesting problems from the areas (eg. business, sociology, biology, sports, public health etc.) of your interest, this will help you to prepare for your project and at the same you are higly likely to earn better score in quizzes.

There will be two mini-projects during the semester. For a good project, you need to describe the data, pose reasonable hypotheses, select appropriate statistical tests, compute the test results, and explain the results in both statistical terms and in plain English. Primary objective of these projects is to apply statistical methods in the real life situations and encourage students to work in a group. Late submission of project will result in losing 10% of total points everyday.

We will use a software called "R". R is a programming language for statistical computing and visualizing data. It can be downloaded for free from http://www.r-project.org. We will use R Studio for regular classroom activities. R studio is an open source Integrated development Environment(IDE) for R. To download R click

Your performance is measured by the weighted average of homework, exams, project and classwork/quizzes. If you have any grade disputes you need to notify me within a week after grades are posted in canvas.

Evaluations : | ||

Exam I (20%) | Thursday, October 12 | |

Exam II (20%) | November, November 21 | |

Online homework (15%) | November, November 21 | |

classwork (10%) | TBD | |

Group project part I (5%): | Due October 31 | |

Group project part II(5%): | Due December 05 | |

Final Exam (25): | Tuesday, Dec 19(3:00 -6:00PM) |

Grade Distribution

Your final grade will be based on two mid-term exams, a set of online graded homeworks, classwork, two mini-projects, and a comprehensive final exam. Lowest homework grade will be dropped. Your performance is measured by the weighted average of exams, homeworks, and projects. T The table below shows percentage intervals for the distribution of letter grades:

Letter Grade | E | D- | D | D+ | C- | C | C+ | B- | B | B+ | A- | A | A+ |

Percentage | 0-59 | 60-62 | 63-66 | 67-69 | 70-72 | 73-76 | 77-79 | 80-82 | 83-86 | 87-89 | 90-92 | 93-96 | 97-100 |

The University will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Student need to register with Disability Resource Services (DSR) every semester they are enrolled for classes. DRS is located in counseling & Support Services, 2157 UC. To be assured of having services when they are needed, students should register no later than the end of add/ drop deadline of each term. Visit the DSR website at: webapps.umd.umich.edu/aim. If you have disability that necessitates an accommodation or adjustment to the academic requirements stated in this syllabus, you must register with DRS as directed above and notify me. Upon receipt of your notification, we will make accommodation as directed by DRS.

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Week | Chapters/Sections | Topics covered | Remarks |

Week 1, 2(Sept 7, 12, 14) | Chapter 1 (sections 1.1, 1.2) | Introduction to Statistics, Data Visualization | |

Week 3(Sept 12, 14) | Chapter 2 (sections: 2.2-2.7) | Descriptive Statistics | |

Week 4(Sept 19, 21) | Chapter 3, 4(sections: 3.2, 4.1,4.2) | Basic concepts of probability | |

Week 5(Sept 26, 28) | Chapter 4 (sections: 4.3-4.8) | probability rules | |

Week 5 ( Oct 3, 5) | Chapter 5 , review (sections 5.2) | Binomial Distribution | |

Week 6,7 (Oct 10, 12, 19) | Exam I, Chapter 5 (section 5.3) | ||

Week 8 ( Oct 24, 26) | Chapter 6(section: 6.3-6.4) | Normal Probability Distribution | |

Week 9( Oct 31, Nov 2) | Chapter 7 (section: 7.1-7.5) | Central Limit Theorem | |

Week 10 (Nov 7,9) | Chapter 8 (section: 8.1-9.5) | CLarge Sample Estimation | |

Week 11, 12 (Nov 14, 16, 21) | Chapter 8 (section: 9.3); Review ; Exam II | Large Sample Estimation | |

Week 13 (Nov 28, 30) | Chapter 9 (section: 9.1) | Hypothesis testing | |

Week 14 (Dec 5, 7) | Chapter 9 (9.2) | Type I and Type II errors, Power of Test | |

Week 15(Dec 12) | Chapter 9 | Review |

| Description | Remarks |

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Ex 1.3: 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 1.8, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13 Ex 1.5: 1.16, 1.18, 1.22, 1.23, 1.25, 1.26, 1.33 | ||

Ex 2.2: 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.8, 2.12 Ex 2.3: 2.13, 2.15, 2.16, 2.18 Ex 2.5: 2.19, 2.20, 2.22, 2.23, 2.25 , 2.27, 2.28, 2.33 Ex 2.7: 2.40, 2.42, 2.47, 2.48, 2.51 | ||

Ex 3.2: 3.2, 3.6, 3.8 Ex 3.4: 3.9, 3.11, 3.14, 3.17, 3.18 Ex 4.3: 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.6, 4.9, 4.16 Ex 4.4: 4.17, 4.19,4.20, 4.35, 4.36, 4.26,4.39 | ||

Data I | ||

Ex 4.6: 4.40, 4.46, 4.52, 4.56, 4.57, 4.60, 4.62, 4.65 Ex 4.8: 4.80, 4.83,4.84, 4.96 EX 6.1: 6.1 to 6.11, 6.13, 6.17, 6.19, 6.27, 6.33 Ex 6.4: 6.35, 6.38, 6.43,6.47, 6.49, 6.53 | ||

Ex 7.5: 7.15, 7.17, 7.23, 7.26, 7.30 Ex 7.6: 7.35, 7.38, 7.43, 7.44,7.46 | ||

Ex8.4: 8.1, 8.4, 8.8, 8.9, 8.12, 8.16, 8.19 EX8.5: 8.24, 8.27, 8.30, 8.32, 8.34 , 8.35 EX 8.6: 8.41, 8.44, 8.45, 8.47, 8.50 EX 8.7: 8.54, 8.58, 8.59, 8.64, 8.66 | ||

Mini project II |
Practice Data Mini Project data | |

| Description | Remarks |

Data Visualization | ||

Measures of Data | ||

Normal Distribution | ||

Central Limit Theorem | ||

Text book Data | Download | |

Car Price Data | Download | |

Smoking Data | Download |

Exploratory Data Analysis Wide range of statistical topics are covered in this web page with video lectures and other supplementary materials.