You may bring the foldout table card from your text and a calculator. You will also be allowed to bring in four pages of notes (8.5" by 11").

This page count includes your copy of the hypothesis test summary sheet -- i.e. the two page summary sheet plus two other pages equals your total of four pages..

Email: sullivap@mathcs.wilkes.edu

Office: SLC 410 hours: T 10:00-11:00, MTW 1:00-2:30 and by appointment

**Class
Meetings: **
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM (SLC 405)

**Text: ***Elementary Statistics*, 10th ed. by
Mario F. Triola; Pearson Addison Wesley 2008; ISBN 0-321-46092-8

**Web
Pages:**
This is the main web page for
the course. For additional information go
to:

- the
assignment
page, for a list of assignments to be handed in

- the resource page, for a list of resources for statistics on the web
- the mathcs
gradebook page to check your grades

- Learn about various types of descriptive statistics (histograms, pie charts, etc.) and statistical measures (measures of central tendency, measures of variation, etc.)
- Learn about the binomial probability distribution and the normal probability distribution.
- Learn to estimate various population parameters such as proportion, mean, etc. and determine an appropriate sample size for a desired estimate.
- Learn about inferences from one sample.

- Learn about inferences from two samples, including comparing proportions, comparing means, matched samples, and a non-parametric procedure to compare samples when very little is know about the underlying populations.
- Learn about inferences that can be drawn from linear regression and correlation.
- Learn to use the chi-square test to draw inferences about the independence of factors in categorical data.
- Learn to draw inferences about multiple
populations using analysis of variance.

**Calculators
and
Computer
Accounts: **You
will
need a calculator.
You
should
bring your calculator to each class (along with your textbook and the
notebook
in which you are keeping your homework). A TI-84 will be used
for
in class demonstrations. If you already have another calculator
it can probably be used, but we will not spend class time trying to
figure
out how to do what we are doing on the TI-84 on your
calculator. I
will be happy to help with that outside of class -- if you bring the
instruction
book! Email is the best way to communicate with me and there
will
be important class information on these web pages. You will
need
access to email and the web, either through your Wilkes
University account or another account of your choice. There will be two
computer projects using the software StatDisk on the CD packaged with
your text book. The most up-to-date version of this software is
also available on the web at http://www.statdisk.org/
or at http://wps.aw.com/aw_triola_stats_series/
.

**Attendance:
**You
are expected to attend all
classes.
You are responsible for everything that goes on in class (even
if you are not there). Roll will be taken at each
class. In accordance with university policy, four or more
unexcused absences will result in an F in the course.

**Exams,
Homework
and Computer Project
Grades: **There
will be four full period exams (tentatively scheduled for 9/25, 10/23,
11/13 and 12/9) the best three of which will each count for 1/6
of
your
grade. You will be permitted to bring one 8.5 in. by 11 in. sheet
of paper with notes to each hour exam, and two such sheets to the
final exam. There is a detachable formula/table card in your text
that you may also bring to exams. It is your responsibility to bring
the card, your caclulator, etc. to exams -- there are no extras
available. There will be two take-home computer projects during
the semester and I will pick up homework
assignments about ten times during the semester, about once a week, at
the end of class, following the
schedule shown on the
assignment
page. Your best seven
homework grades will be added to the two computer project grades and
will together count for
1/6 of your grade. There will be a final exam,
given during
finals week, which will count for 1/3 of your
grade.
No makeups will be given for exams, if you miss one it will
be one you drop. Homework and computer projects will
not
be accepted late. If classes are canceled or put on a
compressed schedule due
to the
weather on an exam day, the exam will be given at the next regular
class.

**Homework
Assignments:
**Homework
assignments will be
made at every class. You need to do them promptly -- completing
the homework will help you understand the issues that come up in
class. In order to encourage you to do your homework, the
homework
assignments will be collected and graded. There will sometimes be
time in class
to ask questions
about the homework, and if this is not enough time you should see me
outside
of
class to get your questions answered. You may also email me
with
homework questions -- include a statement of the problem since I will
not
always have my book with me when I am checking my email. Your
homework will be
given a grade of up to 10 points, 4 'effort' points -- based on my
assessment of the number of problems have
been
attempted and the level of effort shown. Three of the problems
in each assignment will be graded for correctness -- for up to 2 points
each. In general I expect to see your
work and/or
explainations, not just a list of
answers.
A list of all the assignments can be found on the
assignment
page. It will be updated as the semester
progresses. There will also be two special computer projects
worth 15 points each.

**Academic
Honesty:
**The work you hand in should be your own work.
If there is evidence that work you
hand
in is not your own, the first time you will receive a zero on the exam
and the second time you will receive an F in the course.
Appropriate
deans will also be notified.

**Drop
Policy:** If
you wish to drop, I will
give my permission during the first ten weeks of the
semester.
Thereafter you will need the permission of the Dean. Be aware
that poor performance
in the course will not be sufficient reason for the Dean's permission
to
be granted.

**Grading:**
The
total points available are computed
as follows:

best 3 of the 4 inclass exams @ 100 pts. ea. | 300 |

best 7 HW grades @ 10 pts ea. |
70 |

two computer projects @ 15 pts. ea. |
30 |

final exam | 200 |

total possible points | 600 |

and
your final grade will be
computed from the total points
you earn as follows:

Total Points |
0 to 359 | 360 to 389 | 390 to 419 | 420 to 449 | 450 to 479 | 480 to 509 | 510 to 539 | 540 to 600 |

Grade |
0 | 1.0 | 1.5 | 2.0 | 2.5 | 3.0 | 3.5 | 4.0 |