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# Schedule and Textbooks Information

## Summer 2021 Schedule and Textbook Information for STAT 113

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### STAT 113 - Texbook(s) for Summer 2021

CRN Title Author ISBN Version Req/Opt
22870Statistics Concepts and ControversiesDavid S. Moore, William I. Notz978131910902810thY

### STAT 113 - Schedule information for Summer 2021

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#### STAT 113 - Course Outline

1. Collecting Data

1. Sampling: random samples; use of tables of random digits; sources of bias in sampling human populations; multistage and stratified samples; random selection as public policy.
Applications: Opinion polling, TV ratings, government economic and social statistics.

2. Design of experiments: randomized comparative experiments; blocking and other elaborations; ethics of experimentation on human subjects.
Applications: medical experiments, social policy experiments.

3. Measurement: bias, reliability and validity; scales of measurement; good and bad data.
Applications: measuring unemployment, critiquing the use of data in persuasion.

2. Organizing and Describing Data

1. Tables and graphs: bivariate frequency tables; common graphs and their abuses; frequency distributions; the normal distributions.

2. Numerical summary measures: mean, median, mode; percentiles and boxplots; standard deviation and variance; correlation and regression; the question of causation.
Applications: smoking and health, standardized tests as predictors.

3. Index numbers and related topics: index numbers, interpretation of time series data.
Applications: The Consumer Price Index; national economic indicators; social indicators.

3. Formal Statistical Reasoning

1. Probability: what is probability; simulation using random digits; expected values and the law of large numbers.
Applications: state lotteries.

2. Confidence intervals: basic ideas, simulations.