# MATH 108 Fall 2010 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 9Sep-- Introduction, Inference vs. Description, Population vs. Sample, Levels of Measurement, Predictors vs. Outcome
2Tue 14Sepch1-2 Variables, distributions, histograms, mean/median;
Quantiles, boxplots, standard deviation, resistance
3Thu 16Sep3.1-3.5 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 21Sep3.6-3.7 Conditional probability and independence (skip 3.8-3.9)
5Thu 23Sepch4 Normal distribution, Table 3, normal probability plot
HW2 3.4p. 87 3.6, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11
3.6p. 96 3.15, 3.17
3.7p.101 3.18, 3.19, 3.24, 3.25
Also do the supplementary HW2 questions at this link
6Tue 28Sep5.1, 5.3-5.4, 5.6 Sampling distributions, Central Limit Theorem (skip 5.2, 5.5)
7Thu 30Sep6.1-6.5 (skip 6.6) Normal probability plot, Standard error, Confidence intervals, Student's t-distribution
HW3 3.5p. 92 3.13 (part (d): ignore "either"), 3.14
4.3p.131 4.2, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12 (hint: use "true" value as mean)
4.4p.139 (Questions from §4.4 will be postponed to HW4)
4.5p.144 4.22
ch4p.146 4.26, 4.34, 4.35, 4.40
Also do the supplementary HW3 questions at this link
8Tue 5Oct7.1-7.3 Comparing two groups: SE, confidence intervals on μ12
9Thu 7Oct7.4-7.5 Hypothesis testing: H0 vs. HA, Type I vs. Type II error, α level of significance, p-value. T-test.
HW4 4.4p.141 4.18, 4.21
5.3p.164 5.16, 5.17, 5.22, 5.23, 5.24, 5.25, 5.26
ch5p.177 5.44, 5.45, 5.46
6.2p.184 6.3, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7
6.3p.194 6.12, 6.14, 6.16, 6.17, 6.21
6.4p.198 6.27
10Tue 12Octch1-6 Review ch1-6 (additional examples of conditional probability and independence)
11Thu 14Oct Midterm 1: ch1-6
12Tue 19Oct7.6-7.10 1-tail vs. 2-tail, Effect size and power, Assumptions of t-test, Bayesianism
13Thu 21Oct7.11, 9.1-9.4 Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney; Paired Samples t-test, sign test
(skip ch8 and 9.5-9.7)
HW5 6.5p.204 6.31, 6.33, 6.35
ch6p.216 6.52, 6.53, 6.54, 6.56, 6.57, 6.71
7.2p.227 7.9
7.3p.231 7.10, 7.12, 7.13, 7.18, 7.19, 7.20
7.4p.243 7.29(ab), 7.33, 7.37
14Tue 26Oct10.1 Categorical data and the Χ2 (Chi-Squared) test
15Thu 28Oct10.2-10.3, 10.6 2x2 Contingency Tables, Independence
HW6 7.6p.264 7.51
7.7p.272 7.57, 7.58
7.8p.279 (omit this section; we did not cover it sufficiently in class: 7.69, 7.70)
7.11p.296 7.80, 7.84
ch7p.300 7.86, 7.87, 7.88, 7.98, 7.104, 7.105, 7.107
9.2p.356 9.3
9.4p.370 9.16, 9.19
ch9p.385 9.49, 9.50 (see p.379), 9.51, 9.55
16Tue 2Nov11.1-11.3 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")
17Thu 4Nov11.4-11.5 Global F-test, Table 10 (skip 11.7-11.9)
HW7 ch9p.387 9.52, 9.56
10.1p.400 10.4, 10.6, 10.11
10.2p.410 10.19, 10.22, 10.25
10.3p.422 10.37, 10.38, 10.39
10.6p.438 10.56
ch10p.455 10.75, 10.78, 10.81, 10.82, 10.97, 10.98
18Tue 9Nov11.6, 12.1 Factorial (Two-way) ANOVA; Intro to Linear Regression
Thu 11Nov (Remembrance Day, no class)
20Tue 16Novch7-11 Review: ch7-11 (omit ch8)
HW8 11.2p.476 11.6
11.4p.481 11.8, 11.11, 11.13
11.5p.486 11.16
11.6p.494 11.19, 11.20, 11.21 (hint: main effect)
ch11p.518 11.40, 11.41, 11.42, 11.43a, 11.50, 11.55, 11.56
(erratum 11.43a: compare p-value with 11.42, not 11.37)
21Thu 18Nov Midterm 2: ch7-11
22Tue 23Nov12.2-12.3 Linear Regression: example
23Thu 25Nov12.4-12.5 Linear Regression: hypothesis testing; Perspectives on Correlation
24Tue 30Nov12.6-12.7 Linear Regression: assumptions; Using Excel for basic stats (see Excel and OpenOffice spreadsheets)
HW9 12.2p.536 12.4 (for (d): see Figure 12.8, not 12.7), 12.7, 12.10
12.3p.547 12.12, 12.13, 12.18
12.4p.553 12.20, 12.23, 12.26
ch12p.589 12.49, 12.50, 12.53
25Thu 2Dec Course evaluations; Multiple regression
26Tue 7Dec Semester review
HW10 12.5p.564 12.29, 12.30, 12.32, 12.33, 12.35, 12.36
12.6p.574 12.38, 12.39, 12.41, 12.42
ch12p.589 12.58, 12.61 (Spreadsheet to get you started, also in OpenOffice format)