MATH 262

Statistical Methodology
Spring 2018

Instructor:     Dilek Guvenc

Room: SA-105(Faculty of Science A-Block), ext: 2132
E-mail :
guvenc@fen.bilkent.edu.tr
Office Hours:
Tuesday 12:40-13:30 , Wednesday 10:40-11:30 and  Friday 14:40-15:30

Assistant:

Class Schedule:

Section 01         Wednesday          9:40 - 10:30         Room # SB-Z03

Friday                10:40 -12:30           Room # SB-Z03

Textbook:

Statistics Principles and Methods 5-th Ed.  Richard A. Johnson & Gouri K. Bhattacharyya, Wiley

1st Midterm (25%)
Date:  March 7, 2018 ( Wednesday )
Time: 18:30

2nd Midterm (25%)
Date:  April 11, 2018 (Wednesday )

Time: 18:30

Final Exam (34%)    Will be scheduled...

Attendance :   Attendance will be taken regularly.

Homeworks ( 10% )    5 homeworks . Homeworks will be emailed on Tuesday of homework weeks  (See syllabus below), they will be collected in Wednesday class and solutions of the homework questions will be emailed to the students.

Quizzess ( 6% )   3 quizzes.

IMPORTANT

·   Student will be qualified to take the final exam if his/her total is at least 20 over 66, by the last day of the classes.

·   Students who do not have least total score of 20 over 66 will be given an FZ grade.

·  Students who have missed a midterm exam and have valid, well-documented excuse can take a makeup of it. A single makeup exam will be given few days after the second midterm exam.

·    Reserved 4-th hour will be used in some weeks, this will be announced in the class.

§    Usage of a statistical software such as MINITAB  is encouraged.

· This course is not a regular math course! It involves qualitative thinking and more words than other mathematics courses.

Syllabus:  (Tentative)

Week                            Subjects

1. Jan. 29       Organization and Description of Data

2. Feb. 5       Counting Rules. Probability

3. Feb. 12       Conditional Probability and Independence (Hw1)

4. Feb. 19       Random variables (Quiz 1)

5. Feb. 26     Continuous Random Variables. The Normal Distribution. The Normal Approximation to the Binomial ( Hw 2)

6. March 5      Review, Applications & the First Midterm

(Wednesday, March7, 2018 @ 18:30)

7. March 12    Sampling Distributions. The Central Limit Theorem.

8. March 19    Point and Interval Estimation of a Population Mean (Hw 3)

9. March 26   Testing hypotheses about a population mean. Inferences about a Population Proportion (Quiz 2)

10. April 2     Small-Sample Inferences for Normal Populations. Student's t Distribution    (Hw 4)

11. April 9     Review, Applications and the Second Midterm.

(Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 18:30)

12. April 16    Inferences about the Standard Deviation (The Chi-squared distribution).

13. April 24     Comparing Two Treatments - Independent Random Samples. Matched Pair Comparisons. (Hw 5)

14. May 2      Linear Regression. The Method of Least Squares. (Quiz 3)

15. May 7     Analysis of Categorical Data.

&   FINALS...