# MATH 108 Fall 2009 Schedule

Unless otherwise specified, all readings and homework assignments are from our textbook:
Samuels and Witmer, Statistics for the Life Sciences (3rd ed.), Prentice Hall, 2003. ISBN 0-13-041316-X
HW Due
SecPageQuestions
1Thu 10Sep-- Introduction, Inference vs. Description, Population vs. Sample, Levels of Measurement, Predictors vs. Outcome
2Tue 15Sepch1-2 Variables, distributions, histograms, mean/median;
Quantiles, boxplots, standard deviation, resistance
3Thu 17Sep3.1-3.5 Sampling, event trees, Venn diagrams, mutual exclusivity
HW1 2.1p.11 2.1
2.3p.24 2.5, 2.6, 2.9
2.4p.30 2.20, 2.21, 2.22, 2.28, 2.29
2.5p.38 2.32, 2.33, 2.34, 2.36
2.6p.48 2.46(a,b,d)
ch2p.64 2.63, 2.78
4Tue 22Sep3.6-3.7 Conditional probability and independence (skip 3.8-3.9)
5Thu 24Sepch4 Normal distribution, Table 3, normal probability plot
HW2 ch2p.65 2.66, 2.69, 2.73, 2.77 (ignore the smooth curves I,II,III)
3.2p.77 3.1
3.3p.83 3.5
3.4p.87 3.7, 3.9, 3.11
3.5p.92 3.13 (part (d): ignore "either")
ch3p.117 3.38, 3.46
6Tue 29Sep5.1, 5.3-5.4 Sampling distributions, Central Limit Theorem (skip 5.2, 5.5)
7Thu 1Oct5.6 Examples of sampling distributions, illustration of Central Limit Theorem
HW3 3.5p. 92 3.14
3.6p. 96 3.16, 3.17
4.3p.131 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, 4.8, 4.12
4.5p.144 4.25
ch4p.146 4.36, 4.40, 4.41, 4.42, 4.43
8Tue 6Oct6.1-6.5 Standard Error, Confidence intervals, Student's t-distribution (skip 6.6)
9Thu 8Oct7.1-7.3 Comparing two groups: SE, confidence intervals on μ12
HW4 4.4p.141 4.17, 4.18, 4.21
ch4p.146 4.34, 4.35
5.3p.164 5.15, 5.16, 5.17, 5.19, 5.20, 5.21, 5.23, 5.25, 5.26
10Tue 13Octch1-5 Review ch1-5 (additional examples of conditional probability and independence)
11Thu 15Oct Midterm 1: ch1-5
12Tue 20Oct7.4-7.5 Hypothesis testing: H0 vs. HA, 1-tail vs. 2-tail, Rej H0 vs. Fail to Rej H0, Type I/II errors.
13Thu 22Oct7.6-7.9 T-test, p-value, α level of significance, Making a decision.
HW5 6.2p.184 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.7
6.3p.194 6.10, 6.13, 6.14, 6.21
6.4p.199 6.29
6.5p.204 6.31, 6.32, 6.33
ch6p.216 6.52, 6.53, 6.54, 6.56, 6.57, 6.60, 6.68, 6.71
7.2p.227 7.9
14Tue 27Oct (no class meeting; Sean has the flu)
15Thu 29Oct7.10-7.11 Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney; Paired Samples t-test
HW6 7.3p.232 7.12, 7.13, 7.17, 7.18, 7.19, 7.20
7.4p.243 7.24, 7.26, 7.30, 7.34, 7.36, 7.37
ch7p.300 7.86, 7.87, 7.88, 7.96
16Tue 3Nov9.3-9.4 (skip 9.5-9.7, binomial) Overview of tests: t-test, WMW, paired t-test, sign test
Errata: I misspoke in lecture; in sign test, nd does not include ties! Apologies! See p.367.
17Thu 5Nov10.1 (skip rest of ch10) Categorical data and the Χ2 (Chi-Squared) test
HW7 7.6p.264 7.51
7.11p.297 7.82, 7.83
ch7 p.301 7.98, 7.103, 7.104, 7.107, 7.109
9.2 p.356 9.3, 9.6, 9.9
18Tue 10Nov11.1-11.3 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")
19Thu 12Nov11.4-11.5 Global F-test, Table 10, F-test vs. t-test (skip 11.6-11.9)
HW8 ch7p.307 7.106, 7.110
9.2p.370 9.16, 9.19
ch9p.385 9.38, 9.39, 9.40a, 9.41, 9.49, 9.50 (see p.379), 9.51
10.1p.400 10.1, 10.4, 10.11
20Tue 17Novch6-10 Review: ch6-10 (omit ch8)
21Thu 19Nov Midterm 2: ch6-10
22Tue 24Nov12.1 Linear Regression: concepts, linear model
23Thu 26Nov12.2-12.3 Linear Regression: example
HW9 ch10p.455 10.78, 10.81, 10.97, 10.98
11.2p.475 11.6
11.4p.481 11.8, 11.9, 11.11, 11.13
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)
24Tue 1Dec12.4-12.5 Hypothesis testing using linear regression, Perspectives on Correlation
25Thu 3Dec12.6-12.7 General regression analysis; assumptions
HW10 12.2p.536 12.4 (for (d): see Figure 12.8, not 12.7), 12.10
12.3p.547 12.13, 12.18
12.4p.553 12.26
12.5p.564 12.30, 12.31, 12.32, 12.33
12.6p.574 12.38, 12.39
ch12p.589 12.51, 12.52, 12.53
26Tue 8Dec Course evaluations; semester overview
10, 14 Dec (Special office hours: Thu 10Dec 10-3; Mon 14Dec 10-11 and 12-1; and by appointment)
Tue 15Dec Final Exam (9-12am) (3x5" card of handwritten notes allowed)