SI 544 Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis


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Readings, assignments, etc. will be posted to the course ctools website

problem sets

software tools for the class

Lada Adamic



Fall 2010:

Lectures will be
Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 8:30 to 10:00 am.
Location NQ1255

Office hours:
TuTh 10:00-10:30 and Fri 2-3pm in NQ4360



Assignments and grading :

  • ~ 10 problem sets (25%) (lowest score will be dropped)
  • article review (5%)
  • midterm (20%)
  • final (25%)
  • mini-project (20%)
  • in-class & cTools participation (5%)

Problem sets are typically due Mondays at 5:00 pm and should be submitted electronically via cTools.
All work, including code, plots, etc. must be included in a single PDF file.

Late policy: Assignments may be submitted up to 24 hours after they are due (e.g. Wednesday at 5pm if the assignment was due on Tuesdayß at 5pm) and suffer a 10% penalty. No late assignments will be accepted past this point.

Assignments & exams

PS 1 due 9/15 Descriptive statistics with R
PS 2 due 9/20 Probability and discrete distributions
PS 3 due Discrete and continuous distributions
PS 4 due Experiments and observations
PS 5 due Inference, outliers
  form group and select topic
PS 6 due t-tests
PS 7 due Simple linear regression and correlation
due project progress report
due article review
PS 8 due Analysis of variance
PS 9 due Tabular data
PS 10 due multiple regression
due project final report
due take-home final due