
Basic Applied Statistics

Group A  MWF 10:0010:50, Cathedral 332 [CRN 14607] 

StatTutor  (compatible with Internet Explorer, but not Netscape) used in 10:00 lecture StatTutor 
Group B  MWF 12:0012:50, CL G24 [CRN 15019] 
Instructor  Dr. Nancy Pfenning 
Office  Cathedral 2710 
Website  www.pitt.edu/~nancyp 
nancyp+@pitt.edu  
Phone  6248729 (statistics office, leave message with Diane) 
5218349 (home, if urgent, before 10pm)  
6248336 (during office hours)  
Office Hrs.  Thursdays 9:0012:00 or by appt. 
Stat Lab  435 Cathedral, for hours of operation and names of TAs on staff, see schedule 
but avoid times when the lab is reserved  
(take stairs up from Bigelow side of Cathedral)  
Free Tutoring  Contact the Academic Support Center 6487920 or visit their website and refer to Math Assistance 
This is a course for students who wish to learn basic methods in order to analyze simple studies and experiments. This course will present the basic methods of applied statistics, utilizing an easytouse interactive statistical computing package called MINITAB. Students will be provided with readily understandable and intuitive descriptions of statistical analyses. The topics to be covered include: basic descriptive statistics for univariate and bivariate data, very elementary probability theory, random samplings from populations and random allocation to experimental treatments, sampling distributions, concepts of confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, tests of means in onesample, twosample, pairedsample and standard analysis of variance contexts. Categorical data analysis will also be discussed. Most students taking this course will probably not pursue further formal undergraduate study in applied statistics.
MATH 0031 (Algebra) or equivalent. No Comp. Sci. background needed.
Homework (including computer assignments), quizzes, two midterms, and a comprehensive final exam.
11 Homeworks+12 Lab Problems  (>) 200 
Best 10 of 11 Quizzes  100 
2 Midterms, 200 each  400 
Final Exam  300 
Total  1000 

90100% A; 8089% B; etc. Plusses and minuses are used for borderline cases and to ensure fairness and consistency.
D. S. Moore: Basic Practice of Statistics, 2nd ed., W. H. Freeman and Company
Handed out weekly in class; also available for copying in Math/Stats library 4th floor Thackeray
Instructors: Angela Lockhard aklst6@pitt.edu Office Hours: 4211 Sennott Tuesdays 3:30 to 6:30; (phone 4126244298 during office hours only) and Jenny Zhu jennyzhu@pitt.edu Office Hours 2L23 WWPH Mon. 11:0012:00, Thurs. 1:003:00
Recitations will concentrate on the use of MINITAB (our computer package) and on the clarification and review of lecture material. Quizzes will be administered in recitation. In addition, individual questions, especially those pertaining to the homework assignments, may be addressed.
Note: The material in this course is cumulative in nature. Thus, it is important not to fall behind in your reading or assignments or you will find yourself lost. If you are confused, see me or your recitation instructor for help.
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