# Summer 2022 - STAT 201 D100

## Overview

• #### Course Times + Location:

May 10 – Aug 8, 2022: Mon, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby

May 10 – Aug 8, 2022: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby

• #### Exam Times + Location:

Jun 6, 2022
Mon, 7:00–8:20 p.m.
Location: TBA

Jul 11, 2022
Mon, 7:00–8:20 p.m.
Location: TBA

Aug 15, 2022
Mon, 7:00–10:00 p.m.
Burnaby

Aug 15, 2022
Mon, 7:00–10:00 p.m.
Burnaby

• #### Prerequisites:

Recommended: 30 units.

## Description

#### CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Research methodology and associated statistical analysis techniques for students with training in the life sciences. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 201 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 203, 205, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

#### COURSE DETAILS:

This course may be applied to the Certificate in Liberal Arts

STAT Workshop Coordinator: Harsha Perera

Outline:

Aimed at a non mathematical audience, this course discusses procedures that are most commonly used in the summary of statistical surveys and in the interpretation of experimental data. This course covers Chapters 0-27 (excluding Chapters 13 and 23) of the textbook. Chapters 7, 11, 19, and 24 are section reviews (and thus are optional). Details of the other chapters are as follows:

1. Descriptive Statistics (Chapters 1, 2, and 4 of text) Basic graphical statistics (e.g. bar graphs, pie charts, histograms, time plots, scatterplots) and basic numerical statistics (e.g. mean, median, mode, quartiles, standard deviation, correlation) are discussed. Scales of measurement are distinguished (e.g. nominal, ordinal, ratio and interval).
2. Probability (Chapters 3 and 12 of text) The normal distribution is introduced along with probability rules.
3. Sampling (Chapter 8 of text) Various sampling designs such as simple random sampling are discussed. The implementation of sampling procedures is also presented.
4. Experiments and Observational Studies (Chapters 8 and 9 of text) The design of experiments is introduced with an emphasis on randomization, treatments, subjects, factors, pairing and controls. Comparisons are made with observational studies.
5. Inference (Chapters 15, 16, 17, 18) Concepts related to the construction of confidence intervals (e.g. sampling distributions, confidence level, width, interpretation, the effect of sample size) are discussed. Also basic concepts related to the testing of hypotheses (e.g. hypotheses, p-values, statistical significance) are presented.
6. Estimation and Testing for One Sample Problems (Chapters 20 and 22 of text) Procedures for means and proportions are discussed with an emphasis on the use of statistical software and the interpretation of results.
7. Estimation and Testing for Two Sample Problems (Chapters 21 and 23 of text) Procedures for means and proportions are discussed with an emphasis on the use of statistical software and the interpretation of results.
8. One Way ANOVA (Chapter 27 of text) One way analysis of variance procedures are discussed with an emphasis on implementation using statistical software and the interpretation of results.
9. Chi-Square Tests (Chapters 6 and 25 of text) Procedures for testing in contingency tables are discussed with an emphasis on the use of statistical software and the interpretation of results. Measures of association are discussed.
10. Regression (Chapter 5 and 26 of text) Simple linear regression is introduced with an emphasis on carrying out regression on actual data using statistical software and the interpretation of results. Related concepts including residuals, least squares fit, testing and the construction of confidence intervals is addressed.

• Assignments/Quizzes 25%
• Midterm 1 - June 6th, 19:00-20:20 - B9201 & C9001 20%
• Midterm 2 - July 11th, 19:00-20:20 - B9201 & C9001 20%
• Final Comprehensive Exam 35%

#### NOTES:

Above grading is subject to change.

There will be no make-up midterms.

## Materials

#### MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

iClickers will be used during this course

R can be accessed via Jupyter, an online platform, at https://sfu.syzygy.ca/. Alternatively, R Studio and R statistical software can be

Required Textbook:

The Basic Practice of Statistics (9th ed.) by D. S. Moore, W. I. Notz, and M. A. Fligner. Publisher: W.H. Freeman Publishers

Loose-leaf ISBN: 9781319344634 (available at SFU Bookstore)
Other options are available through the MacMillan Learning website.
ISBN: 9781319344634

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

Tutor Requests:
Students looking for a tutor should visit https://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.