Stat 1 - Schedule

 Schedule: Swarthmore College - STAT 1, Statistical Thinking (version of 10/21/2007) Back to Stat 1 page Week Date Text period Chap. 1 3-Sep Mon Did the New York Times get means and medians wrong? 5-Sep Wed Sources of Data 1,2 Quiz on Ch. 1, 2 7-Sep Fri Samples Homework due Fridays 2 10-Sep Mon Margin of error and confidence intervals 3,4 Chapter quizzes on Mondays 12-Sep Wed Sources of Error (more than just sampling error!) 14-Sep Fri Let's start looking ahead at statistical graphics. HW 1 due 3 17-Sep Mon Experiments 5,6 19-Sep Wed More experiments 21-Sep Fri This is a good day to talk about PowerPoint poster templates and sources of project ideas. HW 2 due 4 24-Sep Mon Sick day - no class 7,8 26-Sep Wed Statistical ethics:  Tell the truth, don't harm subjects, respect confidentiality, admit doubts 28-Sep Fri More ethics 5 1-Oct Mon Measurement issues.  Very small oil fields. 9,10 3-Oct Wed Getting serious about graphics 5-Oct Fri Getting more serious about graphics HW 3 due 6 8-Oct Mon Means, medians, quartiles, percentiles, containment intervals, trimmed means, IQR's, standard deviations 11,12 10-Oct Wed More about numerical measures 12-Oct Fri More numerical measures Fall Break 7 22-Oct Mon On being normal 13 only 24-Oct Wed Standardized scores.  More on normal distributions. Project topic meetings 26-Oct Fri Scatterplots and correlation HW 4 due 8 29-Oct Mon Regression and relationships 14,15 31-Oct Wed Economic statistics, measures of inflation 2-Nov Fri Tax statistics 16 9 5-Nov Mon PROBABILITY WEEK 17,18 7-Nov Wed 9-Nov Fri Project mockups due 10 12-Nov Mon PROBABILITY WEEK 19,20 14-Nov Wed 16-Nov Fri Exam 2 11 19-Nov Mon On being confident 20 21-Nov Wed Thanksgiving 12 26-Nov Mon On being significant 22,23 28-Nov Wed Some standard significance tests 30-Nov Fri Some cookbook methods: t-tests, chi-square tests Projects due 13 3-Dec Mon Project presentations, more standard methods 24 Project presentations 5-Dec Wed 7-Dec Fri 14 10-Dec Mon Review, class picture, class party End of Classes 17-Dec Mon FINAL EXAM 9am to noon