STAT 251

Welcome to the STAT 241/251 January 2011 Homepage.  This website contains all of the important information for the course, so please make sure to check it regularly.  Also note that there are two sections of the course running this term, with lectures at the same time.  All course material will be common to both sections.  There will be links to separate course pages, for any section-specific material.  All other material will be common to both sections of the course.


** TAs will be selling copies of old final exams with solutions during the lab times in the final week of classes.  The old exams may only be purchased at these times, so make sure to go by a lab and pick them up if youre interested.

Course Outline for Stat 241/251

Schedule of Topics

Dates Lectures Labs
Jan 5-7 Chapters 1, 2 No Labs
Jan 10-14 Chapter 3 Lab 1 - System Setup and
descriptive statistics
Jan 17-21 Chapter 3 Lab 2 - Descriptive Statistics
Jan 24-28 Chapter 4 Lab 3 - Random Variables and
Probability Distributions
Jan 31-Feb 4 Chapter 4 Labs will serve as office hours
this week
Feb 7-11 Chapter 4, 5 Lab 4 - Continuous random 
variables
Feb 14-18 READING WEEK -----------------------------------
Feb 21-25 Chapter 5, 6 Midterm Review
Feb 28-Mar 4 MIDTERM Monday
Chapter 7
Lab 5 - The Poisson Process
Mar 7-11 Chapters 8 Lab 6 - The Central Limit Theorem
Mar 14-18 Chapter 8 Lab 7 - Confidence Intervals Part I
Mar 21-25 Chapter 8, 10 Lab 7 - Confidence Intervals Part II
Mar 28-Apr 1 Chapter 10  Lab 8 - Analysis of Variance
Apr 7-9 Chapter 11 Labs will serve as office hours
this week
Exam Period Begins    
     

Instructors Information

Mike Marin
Office - LSK 375B
Email: mmarin@stat.ubc.ca

Kevin Ushey
Office - TBA
Email: k.ushey@stat.ubc.ca
 

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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