# Fall 2021 - STAT 270 D100

## Overview

• #### Course Times + Location:

Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

• #### Exam Times + Location:

Oct 14, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Nov 18, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Dec 13, 2021
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

• #### Prerequisites:

or Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158, with a minimum grade of C-. Students wishing an intuitive appreciation of a broad range of statistical strategies may wish to take STAT 100 first.

## Description

#### CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Basic laws of probability, sample distributions. Introduction to statistical inference and applications. Quantitative.

#### COURSE DETAILS:

STAT Workshop Coordinator: Marie Loughin

Outline:

1. Introduction to graphical and numerical descriptive statistics including the histogram, boxplot, scatterplot, sample mean, sample median, sample standard deviation, sample coefficient of relative variation, and sample correlation coefficient.
2. Elementary probability rules, basic combinatorial formulae, conditional probability, Bayes' Theorem, and independence.
3. Introduction to discrete distributions including the probability mass functions, expectation, the binomial distribution, and the Poisson distribution.
4. Introduction to continuous distributions including the probability density function, expectation, variance, coefficient of variation, the cumulative distribution function, uniform distribution, gamma distribution, exponential distribution, normal distribution, normal approximation to the binomial distribution, jointly distributed random variables, statistics and their distributions, the Central Limit Theorem.
5. Single sample inference including estimation and testing of proportions and means.
6. Two sample inference including estimation and testing of differences in proportions and differences in means (paired and non-paired data).

Mode of teaching:

Lecture: synchronous (recorded)
Stats Workshop/tutorial: asynchronous
Midterms: synchronous; dates: Thurs., Oct. 14 and Thurs., Nov. 18
Final exam: synchronous; date TBA

Remote invigilation with Zoom may be used for the exams and so access to high-speed internet with audio and webcam will be required. During invigilation, camera and audio must be on with a full view of the workspace.

This course is accredited under the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) University Accreditation Program (UAP). Details of required courses and grades at Simon Fraser University are available here (https://www.cia-ica.ca/membership/university-accreditation-program-home/accredited-universities/accredited-university-detail?pav_universityid=236ca8c4-60e5-e511-80b9-00155d111030).

In addition to the specific university’s internal policies on conduct, including academic misconduct, candidates pursuing credits for writing professional examinations shall also be subject to the Code of Conduct and Ethics for Candidates in the CIA Education System and the associated Policy on Conduct and Ethics for Candidates in the CIA Education System. For more information, please visit Obtaining UAP Credits (https://www.cia-ica.ca/membership/university-accreditation-program-home/information-for-candidates/obtaining-uap-credits).

#### COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

• Assignments 20%
• Midterm 1 20%
• Midterm 2 20%
• Final Exam 40%

#### NOTES:

• There will be no make-up midterms.
• You must pass the final exam in order to pass the course.
• Students should be aware that the exams may be invigilated remotely, in which case they will be asked to show their work area to invigilators at all times.

Above grading is subject to change.

## Materials

#### MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required Textbook:

Choice of one of the following two books:

(Recommended*) Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, 9th ed. by Jay L. Devore. Publisher: Cengage Learning.

Introduction to Probability and Statistics, 2nd ed. by Tim Swartz. Publisher: Pearson.

*This book is available online for a modest charge at vitalsource.com. It is especially recommended for students who plan
to take that STAT 285 after completing STAT 270 (it is the required textbook for STAT 285). It is also recommended for
students who would like a comprehensive textbook for STAT 270.
ISBN: 978-1-269-73721-0

#### Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with Disabilities:
Students requiring accommodations as a result of disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning 778-782-3112 or csdo@sfu.ca

Tutor Requests:
Students looking for a tutor should visit hhttps://www.sfu.ca/stat-actsci/all-students/other-resources/tutoring.html. We accept no responsibility for the consequences of any actions taken related to tutors.