Monday: (Read Chapter 1, problems: All.) Welcome Class . Observational verses randomized controlled experiments (see also ). (Explanation: The problems listed are those related to THAT day's lecture. When possible looking over this material before the class when it is being covered will be EXTREMELY helpful to your understanding of the material. However, the problems are only in due in the sense of being a part of the Friday quiz. The Friday quizzes will always cover the problems assigned during the week's lectures. (More precisely: the problems assigned on the previous week's Friday, and the current week's Monday and Wednesday. ) The entire set of problems will always be posted by Monday morning, giving you an entire week to work on them. Each Thursday evening our TA (Francois) will run a help session to help you with the assigned problems. )

Wednesday: (Read Chapter 2, problems: All except review). Will will run a randomized, controlled, double blind experiment. Here's another example of something that is not. If there is time we will plug our data into Stata. Stata is a key served statistics program available to Dartmouth student ( Mac , Windows ). If you are having trouble in stalling it please contact the Dartmouth help desk . One nice thing about Stata is that it is supported at Dartmouth (for example ) and is also some

available on the web. Also Stata (or very similar programs like SAS) are the types of statistical tools you are likely to use if do a serious statistical project in academics or in industry. Here is our

and

, if you would like something simple to plug into Stata.

Thursday: Getting oriented to Stata.

From 9-10 I expect to see "Billy 9", "Stewart 9", "Lennel 9", "Sam 9", "Mike 9", "Baird 9", "Rob 9", "Cameron 9", "Hiliary 9", "Anna 9", "Jessica 9", "Nini 9" and "Jenny 9", "John ?", "Andrew ?", "Jen T.", "Oana", "Ruben".

From 10-11 I expect to see "Lindsay 910", "Alexandra 910", "Amanda 910", "Becky 910 ", "Jen W 10", "Megan 910", "Jarred 910", "Alli 910 ", "Dana 910", "Justin 910", "Sorochi ?", "Joanna ?", "William M. ?", "Hyeshin ?", "Jackie 9", "Erika", "Scott", "Tim".

Thursday help session with Francois in 104 Gerry Hall from 7:00-9:00.

Friday: Today there is a quiz covering the problems from the previous 3 lectures (In this case this is just the non-review problems in chapter 2.). For today: (Chapter 3, problems: ALL except review.) Here is the correct Bond answer .

Monday: (Read Chapter 4, problems: All except the Review Problems.)

Wednesday: (Read Chapter 5, problems: Exercise set A,B, and C.)

Thursday: X-hour in Starr 274, times exactly as last week. (Homework "due": get Stata running on your computer and plug in last week's data. There is lots of fun data out there, and we will explore some of it). If you are having trouble using the key served version of STATA, then there is a computer lab in the basement of Silsby (026 open Sun-Th from 1:00-9:00 P.M. and Friday 1:00-5:00 P.M.) where every machine runs STATA and there is a helper present to assist you if problems arise. Help session with Francois in 104 Gerry Hall from 7:00-9:00.

Friday: (Read Chapter 6, problems: Chapter 5 Exercise sets D,E, and' F and the Chapter 6 Review Exercises.) Today there is a quiz covering the problems from the previous 4 lectures (In this case, this is the non-review problems in chapters 3,4, and 5).

Monday: (Read Chapter 8, problems: All except the Review Problems.) Stata Data , Stata Log

Wednesday: (Read Chapter 9, problems: All except the Review Problems.) Stata Log

Thursday: Last X-hour in Starr 274. Help session with Francois in 104 Gerry Hall from 7:00-9:00. Stata Data , Stata Log

Friday: (Read Chapter 10, problems: All except the Review Problems.) Today there is a quiz covering the problems from chapters chapters 5,6,8, and 9). Stata Data , Stata Log

Monday: (The regression Effect.) Stata Log Willie , More Weather Modifications , Weather Log

Wednesday: (Read Chapter 13-14 problems: All except the Review Problems.)

Friday: (Read Chapter 14-15, problems: All except the Review Problems.) Today there is a quiz covering the problems from chapters chapters 10 and 13).

Monday: Exam 1, covering chapters 1-10 and 13. The exam will have two parts. Part 1: slightly modified review problems selected from the assigned chapters. Part 2: A copy of some data and Stata output concerning this data. You will be asked a sequence of questions in order to determine if you understand the meaning of this output.

Wednesday: (Read Chapter 16, problems: All except the Review Problems.)

Help session with Francois in 104 Gerry Hall from 7:00-9:00.

Friday: (Read Chapter 17, problems: All except the Review Problems.) Today there is a quiz covering the problems from chapters chapters 15 and 16.)

Monday: (Read Chapter 18, problems: All except the Review Problems.)

Wednesday: (Read Chapter 19, problems: All except the Review Problems.)

Some hopefully useful ** CHANGES**:

** A**. Help sessions
with Francois have been moved to the more user friendly
Mirkil Room (Bradley Hall Room
5 in the basement) and are still
from 7:00-9:00 on Thursday Evenings.

**B.**
I have changed my Tuesday from
1:00-2:00 office hours to Thursday from
10:00-11:00 (several
people have informed that none of my current office hours are good for
them. If this change is bad for you, then please tell me as soon as
possible.)

Friday: (Read Chapter 20, problems: All except the Review Problems.) Today there is a quiz covering the problems from chapters chapters 17 and 18.)

Monday: (Read Chapter 21, problems: All except the Review Problems.)

Wednesday: (Guest Lecture) Rebecca Carson Rogers from the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects will talk to us about the legal and ethical issues involved when conducting a hypothesis test/survey. (This lecture is mandatory.)

** ALSO **
the help sessions
with Francois have been moved to Wednesday, since the quiz is now on
Thursday. Namely Help Session this week only: Wednesday 7:00-9:00 P.M. in
Mirkil Room (Bradley Hall room 5 in the basement).

** THURSDAY ** In honor of
Green
Key
Friday's
lecture is being moved to
Thursday's X-hour
(Th 9:00-9:50 Bradley 105).
Quiz on: Chapters 19, 20, and 21. You will be given your hypothesis test
project assignment, and an example will be discussed.
Instead of a quiz, I ask that you read chapters 26-27 and try the
problems in order to help prepare you with your project proposal.

Monday: We continue discussing chapters 26-27.

Wednesday: Your proposal is due. We will discuss chapter 23, in the context of chapters 26-27. More on hypothesis testing, hopefully we will begin discussing chapter 28.

Friday: You proposal will be handed back, Francois will be there to give you some advice your hypothesis tests.

Monday: Time for you to run your hypothesis test, and
** we do not meet ** (our
early term X-sessions made up for this day).

Wednesday: We continue covering chapter 28. Please read chapter 29, you my find this useful in thinking about you project's final write up.

Friday: Hypothesis test conclusions are due. We discuss some more hypothesis test examples.

Monday: First day of pre-examination break,
** we do not meet** .

Wednesday: Last day of class.