# MATH 108 Fall 2008 Schedule

Unless otherwise specified, all readings and homework assignments are from the text:
Samuels and Witmer, Statistics for the Life Sciences (3rd ed.), Prentice Hall, 2003. ISBN 0-13-041316-X
HW Due
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1Thu 4Sep-- (No class; Sean out of town)
2Tue 9Sepch1-2 Variables, distributions, histograms, mean/median;
Quantiles, boxplots, standard deviation, resistance
3Thu 11Sep3.1-3.5 Sampling, event trees, Venn diagrams, mutual exclusivity
HW1 2.1p.11 2.3
2.3p.24 2.5, 2.6
2.4p.30 2.20, 2.22, 2.28, 2.29
2.5p.38 2.33, 2.36
2.6p.48 2.45
ch2p.66 2.69, 2.78
4Tue 16Sep3.6-3.7 Conditional probability and independence (skip 3.8-3.9)
5Thu 18Sepch4 Normal distribution, Table 3, normal probability plot
HW2 ch2p.67 2.73, 2.74ab
3.2p.77 3.1
3.3p.83 3.5
3.4p.87 3.6, 3.9, 3.11
3.5p.92 3.13 (part (d): ignore "either"), 3.14
ch3p.117 3.38, 3.46
6Tue 23Sep5.1, 5.3-5.4 Sampling distributions, Central Limit Theorem (skip 5.2, 5.5)
7Thu 25Sep5.6 Examples of sampling distributions, illustration of Central Limit Theorem
HW3 3.6p. 96 3.16, 3.17
3.7p.102 3.21, 3.22, 3.23
4.3p.131 4.1, 4.4, 4.9, 4.10, 4.13, 4.14, 4.15
4.4p.141 4.21 (questions on normal prob. plots will not be graded for HW3)
ch4p.147 4.37, 4.38, 4.40, 4.45
8Tue 30Sep6.1-6.5 Standard Error, Confidence intervals, Student's t-distribution (skip 6.6)
9Thu 2Oct7.1-7.3 Comparing two groups: SE, confidence intervals on µ12
HW4 4.4p.141 4.21
ch4p.147 4.45
5.3p.164 5.15, 5.16, 5.17, 5.20, 5.25, 5.26, 5.28
10Tue 7Octch1-5 Review ch1-5 (additional examples of conditional probability and independence)
11Thu 9Oct Midterm 1: ch1-5
12Tue 14Oct7.4-7.5 Hypothesis testing: H0 vs. HA, Type I/II errors, level of significance, making a decision.
13Thu 16Oct7.6-7.9 T-test, p-value, one-tailed vs. two-tailed
HW5 6.2p.185 6.4, 6.5, 6.7
6.3p.194 6.11, 6.12, 6.13, 6.14
6.4p.199 6.28
6.5p.204 6.31, 6.32, 6.33
ch6p.216 6.56, 6.57, 6.60, 6.61, 6.62, 6.63, 6.68
(Office hours week of 20-24Oct: M 4-5, T 2:30-3:30, W 4-5)
14Tue 21Oct7.10-7.11 Planning a study, Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney
15Thu 23Oct9.2, 9.4 Paired Samples: t-test, sign test (skip: 9.3, 9.5-9.7, binomial dist)
HW6 7.2p.226 7.4, 7.5, 7.9
7.3p.232 7.11, 7.12, 7.13, 7.17, 7.18, 7.19, 7.20
7.4p.243 7.24, 7.26, 7.30, 7.33 (note SE), 7.37
16Tue 28Oct10.1 Categorical data, chi-squared, Table 9 (skip 10.2-10.10)
17Thu 30Oct11.1-11.3 ANOVA, within groups vs. between groups
(errata: p.471 last paragraph and caption 11.4: MS(within) = 23.333.
p.472 bottom formula: "Mean Square Between Groups")
HW7 (late grace period extension: only 10% penalty if turned in to my office by Fri 4pm)
7.6p.264 7.51
7.11p.297 7.82, 7.83
ch7 p.301 7.86, 7.87, 7.88, 7.89, 7.96, 7.98, 7.103, 7.104, 7.107, 7.109
9.2 p.356 9.3, 9.6, 9.9
9.4 p.370 9.16, 9.19
ch9 p.385 9.38, 9.39, 9.40a, 9.41, 9.49, 9.51, 9.55, 9.57
18Tue 4Novch6-9 Review
19Thu 6Nov Midterm 2: ch6-9
Tue 11Nov Fall Reading Break
20Thu 13Nov11.4-11.5 Global F-test, Table 10, F-test vs. t-test (skip 11.6-11.9)
HW8 10.1p.400 10.4, 10.5, 10.6
ch10p.455 10.74, 10.78, 10.81, 10.97, 10.98
11.2p.475 11.2
21Tue 18Nov12.1-12.3 Linear Regression: concepts, linear model
22Thu 20Nov12.2-12.3 Linear Regression: example
HW9 11.4p.481 11.8, 11.9, 11.11, 11.12
11.5p.486 11.15
ch11p.518 11.40, 11.41, 11.42, 11.43a
(erratum 11.43a: compare p-value with 11.42, not 11.37)
23Tue 25Nov12.4-12.5 Hypothesis testing using linear regression, Perspectives on Correlation
24Thu 27Nov12.6-12.7 General regression analysis; assumptions
HW10 12.2p.536 12.2, 12.6 (for (d): draw as in Figure 12.8, not 12.7), 12.7
12.3p.547 12.12, 12.15, 12.16
12.5p.564 12.29 (hint for (b): see p.551 Fact 12.1), 12.30, 12.31
12.6p.574 12.38, 12.39, 12.40
25Tue 2Dec reading journal articles (Lindgren 2005 article); semester overview
Thu 4Dec Last day to do course evaluations (online at StudentPortal)
Tue 9Dec (date is tentative) Final Exam (9-12am) (3x5" card of handwritten notes allowed)