Readings

Readings are assigned from the required text.

Buy at Amazon Rice, John A. Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis. 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Duxbury Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780534399429.

SES # TOPICS READINGS
1-3 Distributions derived from the normal distribution; the method of maximum likelihood Read chapter 6 and chapter 8, section 8.5.3
4-6 Binomial confidence intervals Read the handout on binomial confidence intervals (PDF)
7-9 Linear least squares Read chapter 14, sections 14.1, 14.2
10, 11 Estimation of parameters and fitting of probability distributions Read chapter 8, sections 8.2-8.5
12 Review for exam 1  
13 Exam 1  
14, 15 Estimation of parameters and fitting of probability distributions (cont.) Read chapter 8, sections 8.2-8.5
16-18 Testing hypotheses and assessing goodness of fit Read chapter 9, sections 9.1, 9.2, 9.4, 9.5
19-21 The analysis of variance Read chapter 12
22, 23 The analysis of categorical data Read chapter 13
24 Review for exam 2  
25 Exam 2  
26 The analysis of categorical data (cont.) Read chapter 13
27-29 Summarizing data Read chapter 10
30-32 Comparing two samples Read chapter 11
33, 34 The Bayesian approach to parameter estimation Read chapter 8, section 8.6; chapter 11, section 11.2.4
35 Review for exam 3  
36 Exam 3  
37, 38 Comparing two independent samples (Bayesian approach) Read chapter 8, section 8.6; chapter 11, section 11.2.4