STAT 101: Introduction to Statistics

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

STAT 101 is an introductory course in statistics intended for students in a wide variety of areas of study. Topics discussed include displaying and describing data, the normal curve, regression, probability, statistical inference, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests with applications in the real world. Students also have the opportunity to analyze data sets using technology in their weekly laboratory discussions.

This site does not apply to the online version of the course. If you are in the online course, please find information in blackboard. http://blackboard.uic.edu

COURSE MATERIALS

STAT 101 requires a textbook and an access code for the online homework system MyStatLab. You can purchase these separately or together. The UIC bookstore is offering discounted pricing on a bundle consisting of the textbook and an access code for MyMathLab. When you purchase the access code, you will have a copy of the text in the online material.

The textbook is Intro Stats by De Veaux, Velleman and Bock, 4th edition, published by Pearson. The website is http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/.

Please enroll in the appropriate course. The courseID's depend on your lecture and lab time:

11 AM LECTURE (Embers)

1 PM LECTURE (Lukina)

QUIZZES AND HOMEWORK

Quizzes will be taken using MyMathLab in the assigned computer lab. Quizzes are given every week, starting with the 2nd week of the semester. Each quiz covers the previous week's material. Students will have three attempts for each quiz and quizzes are timed. Make-up quizzes will not be given; missing a quiz results in a score of 0. The two lowest quiz scores will be dropped at the end of the semester when computing the course grade.

Homework is also done online with MyMathLab, but can be done from any computer with internet access, such as those in computer labs, the library, the Math Sciences Learning Center, or a personal computer. There is no limit on the number of trials on homework, and MyMathLab saves only the best score. But the assignment must be submitted online before the due date in order for the score to count towards the course grade. The two lowest homework scores will be dropped at the end of the semester when computing the course grade.

EXAMS

The two midterms are given during class, in the normal lecture room. The final exam is also given in the lecture room, at the time specified in the UIC final exam schedule

All students are responsible for the full work of the course. This includes knowing the material, taking tests, doing the homework, knowing the dates when tests are held and any announcement that may be made in class. If you have a valid excuse for missing a midterm let me know in advance. In case you are ill on the day of a midterm, contact me as soon as you can. On return you must give a written explanation of your absence. There will be no make up tests. If your excuse is valid your missing exam score will be replaced by your final exam score (scaled of course. e.g. you get 180 out of 200 in the final, your missing exam score will be replaced by 90%). Otherwise it counts zero. There will be no make-up for the final exam.

GRADING

The course grade is based on total points, with letter grades assigned on 90-80-70-60 scale.

The 500 points are assigned as follows:

2 exams 100 points each
Quizzes 50 points
Homework 50 points
Final exam 200 points

SYLLABUS

Week Chapter Topics
1 Ch 1-4 Displaying Data, Bar Chart, Contingency Table, Boxplot, Histogram
2 Ch 5 Normal Distribution, Standard Deviation
3 Ch 6-7 Scatter Plots, Correlation, Linear Regression
4 Ch 7-9 More on Regression, Randomness
5 Ch 10-11 Sample Surveys, Experiments
6 Ch 12-13 Probability Rules, Exam 1
7 Ch 13-14 Probability, Random Variables
8 Ch 14 Probability Models,
9 Ch 15 Sampling Distribution Models,CLT
10 Ch 16 Confidence Intervals for Proportions
11 Ch 16 Confidence Intervals for Proportions, Exam 2
12 Ch 17 Hypothesis testing
13 Ch 18-19 Inferences About Means
14 Ch 20 Comparing Two Proportions
15 Ch 20-21 Comparing Means, Review for Final Exam

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Students with disabilities who require special accommodations for access and participation in this course must be registered with the Office of Disability Services (ODS). Students who need exam accommodations must contact ODS in the first week of the term to arrange a meeting with a Disability Specialist.

Please contact ODS at 312/413-2183 (voice) or 312/413-0123 (TTY)