** Statistics for Social Science (201-401-DW)**

Dawson College, Winter 2017

Taught by Emilie Richer

**Downloadable Stuff**

Emilie Richer's Schedule Winter 2017

General Course Outline (part I of II)

Teacher's Supplement to Course Outline (part II of II)

Official class textbook: George McArthur's Statistics

Alternate textbook: Open Intro Statistics

Standard Normal Probabilities Table

Student's t-table**Solutions**

Solutions to Assignment 1

Solutions to Assignment 2

Solutions to Assignment 3

Solutions to Test 2

Solutions to Test 1

Solutions to Quiz 8

Solutions to Quiz 7

Solutions to Quiz 6

Solutions to Quiz 5

Solutions to Quiz 4

Solutions to Quiz 3

Solutions to Quiz 2

Solutions to Quiz 1

**INFORMATION****4 MAY 2017 ** announcements:

Here are some Practice Exercises for Test 3
**1 MAY 2017 ** announcements:

Here is the Corrected Assignment 3 due Wednesday May 3rd at 8:30am. Corrections are highlighted in yellow.
**27 APRIL 2017 ** announcements:

Here is Assignment 3 due Wednesday May 3rd at 8:30am. To date, you should be able to answer every question except #2, which you will learn how to do on Monday. **30 MARCH 2017 (Lectures 9.1 & 9.2) ** announcements:

Test #2 is next Wednesday April 5th, it will cover all material from weeks 6 to 9 inclusively.

Material covered in class:

- Central Limit Theorem and the sampling distribution of sample means

**22 MARCH 2017 (Lecture 8.2) ** announcements:

Material covered in class:

- Normal approximation to the binomial distribution
- Quiz #6 will take place on March 29 (next week)

**20 MARCH 2017 (Lecture 8.1) ** announcements:

Material covered in class:

- Using the standard normal distribution table
- Assignment #2 posted below
- Quiz #6 postponed

**8 MARCH 2017 ** announcements:

Here is Assignment 2 due Wednesday March 29 at 8:30am. To date, you should be able to answer questions 1-4, the rest of the material will be covered after the break. **8 March 2017 (Lectures 7.1 & 7.2)** announcements:

Material covered in class:

- Normal distributions
- Density curves
- Binomial probability distribution

**1 March 2017 (Lectures 6.1 & 6.2)** announcements:

Material covered in class:

- Random variables
- Difference between a discrete and continuous probability distribution
- Expected value and standard deviation of discrete probability distributions
- Binomial probability distribution

**15 FEBRUARY 2017 (Lectures 4.1 & 4.2)** announcements:

Material covered in class:

- Independence of events and conditional probability
- Tree diagrams and conditional probability
- On Monday, due bad weather, we did not cover any new material, we went over the solutions of Quiz 3

**8 FEBRUARY 2017 (Lecture 3.2)** announcements:

Material covered in class:

- Computing conditional probabilities
- Independence of events and conditional probability
- Multiplication formula for probability

**6 FEBRUARY 2017** announcements:

Here is Assignment 1 due Wednesday February 15 at 8:30am.**6 FEBRUARY 2017 (Lecture 3.1)** announcements:

QUIZ 3 is this Wednesday! It will cover all class material related to probability covered to date (including today's lecture).

Material covered in class:

- Independence of events
- Conditional probability

**1 FEBRUARY 2017 (Lecture 2.2)** announcements:

Solutions to today's Quiz 2 have been posted above in the "solutions" section.

Material covered in class:

- Complement of an event
- General addition formula for probability

**30 JANUARY 2017 (Lecture 2.1)** announcements:

QUIZ 2 is this Wednesday! It will cover all material covered to date, excluding what was covered in today's class (intro to probability).

Material covered in class:

- The r-score (continued)
- Intro to elementary probability theory, definitions and examples of: sets, union of sets, intersection of sets, the empty set, disjoint sets, probability (classical and frequentist interpretations), sample spaces

**25 JANUARY 2017 (Lecture 1.2)** announcements:

Solutions to today's quiz have been posted above in the "solutions" section. For those students who did not get full marks on question 1 (using the calculator to compute the mean and standard deviation), you can earn back up to half of the marks by demonstrating the calculations to me after class on Monday. So, you all have 4 more days to learn how to use your calculator!

Material covered in class:

- Statistical terminology for samples and populations
- Population parameters vs sample statistics
- The z-score
- The r-score as an example of the use of z-scores

**23 JANUARY 2017 (Lecture 1.1)** announcements:

QUIZ 1 is on Wednesday! It will cover means, medians, variance and standard deviation. You should know how to compute these things using your calculator.

Material covered in class:

- Mean, median, sample variance, sample standard deviation
- Discussion of advantages and disadvantages of the mean and median
- Using your calculator to compute mean, sample standard deviation and sample variance

**18 JANUARY 2017** announcements:

Please bring your calculator to next Monday's class. If you do not have the recommended calculator (Sharp EL-531XG, available at the Dawson Bookstore) please bring along your calculator model's instruction manual (which you can find easily online).

Material covered in class:

- Presentation of course outline parts I and II (see above under "downloadable stuff")
- Stat Fact of the Week: Simpson's Paradox (watch a video here: Simpson's Paradox explanatory video)

**10 JANUARY 2017** announcements:

Welcome to your Statistics Class! You will find all material related to the course on this website, including a PDF version of your textbook, a reference textbook, solutions to your tests and quizzes and a summary of what was covered in class. Please check the website every few days to keep abreast of what's happening in the class.