We will be covering chapters 1 and 2 of the text during the first 4 lectures. Please read these chapters. Your first quiz will be next Wednesday April 2 and based on the definitions and ODD numbered questions found in sections 1.1-1.3 and 2.1-2.5 of the text. Please attempt these problems and bring any questions to next Tuesday's X-session.
This week we also explored the First Fundamental Mystery of Probability ,the Second Fundamental Mystery of Probability and the Third Fundamental Mystery of Probability . With these fundamental mysteries in hand we can see why we need the ``n-1" in the denominator of the sample variance. Note : this ``n-1" discussion discussion is not for the faint of heart, and will never show up on an exam, but I think its kind of fun fun to see!)
We will be exploring chapter 6 of the text this week. Please read chapter 6. Two or three of your exam questions next week will be based on the definitions and ODD numbered questions found in sections 6.2-6.6 of chapter 6.
There will be quiz on Wednesday May 14th based on the definitions and ODD numbered questions found in sections 7.4-7.6 and 8.2-8.3.
Your mini-project is to think of a hypothesis that you might want to test and then: 1. state the purpose of your test, 2. set up a pretest and articulate how you came to this pre-test's formulation, 3. run your pre-test, 4 analyze your results, 5 describe any difference you would implement in performing a second pretest. Here is an example of an acceptable mini project, Coke/Pepsi . (Due to the visible haste in writing this up, this project would be lucky to receive a B+ and would probably receive a B, so think of it as a template for an acceptable, though not great, mini-project.) By the way, you may work in groups to formulate your pretest and collect your data. The write up and analysis needs to be your own.
There will be quiz on Wednesday May 21th based on the definitions and ODD numbered questions found in sections 8.4-8.5,9.3 and 10.2. Here is an example of an acceptable mini project involving Correlation .
There is no quiz on May 28th, our last day of class. However you still have an assignment. Namely, do the ODD numbered questions found in sections 11.2 and , 11.3. Your final exam will definitely include a problem from each of these section (and also will definitely include a problem from each of the sections 8.2, 8.3 and 10.2).
There will be an optional math 10 review session Tu 1:00-1:50 in Bradley 102. Your mini project is due by May 28th at class time. The Final Exam will be held in out usual room on Sunday June 1 from 1:30-3:30 P.M. As with our first exam, the final will have two parts. Part 1 will consist of 10 problems that are very similar to book exercises. 8 of which will be selected from the sections covered in chapters 7-11, and 2 of which will come from the sections covered in chapters 4-6. In Part 2 you will be tested on your understanding of the various experiments run in class. More precisely, Part 2 will consist of 4 mini-worksheets, each based on one the following experiments: our ESP experiment, our loaded dice experiment, our Coke-Pepsi challenge, our graham cracker experiment, our computer name bias experiment, our MandM experiment, the class midterm correlation discussion (including our normality test), and our independence test (this will be performed on the last day of class).