STAT 251

Welcome to the homepage of STAT 241/251 for the academic year of 2010/2011 Winter Term 1.  This page contains links to all of the important course material.  Make sure to check this website regularily as the majority of the course material will appear here.


Course Outline for Stat 241/251

** Copies of old exams with solutions can be purchased from the STAT grad students at the scheduled lab times in the last week of classes, in room LSK 312.

Schedule of Topics

Dates Lectures Labs
Sept 8-10 Chapters 1, 2 No Labs
Sept 13-17 Chapter 3 Lab 1 - System Setup and
descriptive statistics
Sept 20-24  Chapter 3 Lab 2 - Descriptive statistics
  - Work on the pre-reading
     before the lab!
Sept 27-Oct 1 Chapter 4 Lab 3 - Probability and
      probability distributions
Oct 4-8  Chapter 4 No Labs  
Oct 11-15  Chapter 4, 5 Lab 4 - Review of CONT RVs
             Not for Credit
Oct 18-22  Chapter 5, 6 Lab  - Midterm Review
            Simple QUIZ on Chapter 5
Oct 25-29 MIDTERM Monday
Chapter 7
No Labs
Nov 1-5  Chapters 8 Lab 5 - Central Limit Theorem
Nov 8-12  Chapter 8 Lab 6I - Confidence Intervals (part I)
Nov 15-19  Chapter 8, 10 Lab 6II - Confidence Intervals (part II)
Nov 22-26  Chapter 10  Lab 7 - ANOVA
Note: Some of the material for this lab
will not yet have been presented in lecture
Nov 29 - Dec 3 Chapter 11 No Labs
TAs will be in the labs for purchase
of old final exams
Dec 6  Final Exam Period Begins  

Instructor Information

Mike Marin
Office - LSK 375B
Office hours - I will hold all office hours by appointment.  In the past I have found that not many students come to office hours as they are not convenient, and I end up seeing most students on individual appointments anyway.  Just send me and email or speak with me in class and we can arrange a time...I’m fairly accomodating.  During exam times, extra office hours will be held by me as well as the TAs.

Brief Course Description

* Descriptive Statistics (CH #1/2)
* Probability and probability models (CH #3)
* Random variables and distributions (CH #4-6)
* Central limit theorem (CH #7)
* Statistical estimation and hypothesis testing (CH #8)
* Analysis of variance (CH #10)
* Selected topics from regression analysis (CH #11)

Course Assesment

Labs - 5%
Assignments - 15%
Midterm Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 50% (must pass the final exam to pass the course)

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