# Summer 2024 - STAT 270 OL01

## Overview

Online

• #### Exam Times + Location:

Jun 26, 2024
Wed, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Burnaby

Aug 15, 2024
Thu, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
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:

Mode of Teaching:
Distance Education
This course will have some videos, all of which are asynchronous. There will be no live lectures. Midterm and final exam will be in-person on the Burnaby campus.

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).

This course is part of the University Accreditation Program and meets specific requirements set by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA). Please consult the CIA website for full details on CIA accreditation.

## Grading

• Assignments 15%
• Midterm Exam -In Person- Burnaby Campus, Wednesday June 26th, 7-9 pm 35%
• Final Exam -In Person- Burnaby Campus, date TBD 50%

## Materials

#### REQUIRED READING:

Required Textbook:

Introduction to Probability and Statistics, 3rd ed. by Tim Swartz. Publisher: SFU Courseware.

Book is available through the SFU Bookstore
ISBN: 9781269737210

#### REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

#### 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 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.

#### Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION

Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the term are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.