SI 544 Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis

Resources

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

problem sets

software tools for the class

instructor:
Lada Adamic


Schedule

Winter 2009:

Lectures will be
Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 9:00 to 10:30 am.
Location WH 409

Discussion section Thursdays 6:30-7:30 WH409

Office hours:
Lada: Mon 5-6pm WH 3082
Tracy: Thurs 7:30-9:30 WH409




 

 

Assignments and grading :

  • ~ 9 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 Tuesdays before class (9:00 am) and should be submitted either 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 2 days after they are due (e.g. Thursday at midnight if the assignment was due on Tuesday) and suffer a 10% penalty. No late assignments will be accepted past this point.

Assignments & exams

PS 1 due 1/19 Descriptive statistics with R
PS 2 due 1/26 Probability and discrete distributions
PS 3 due 2/2 Discrete and continuous distributions
PS 4 due 2/9 Experiments and observations
PS 5 due 2/16 Inference, outliers
3/3 project progress report
PS 6 due 3/4 t-tests
3/10 midterm
PS 7 due 3/16 Simple linear regression and correlation
due 3/24 article review
PS 8 due 3/30 Analysis of variance
PS 9 due 4/6 Tabular data
due 4/14 project final report
due 4/24 take-home final due