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# Dean's 102H Statistics class: Spring 2003

I made up a handout (.ps) to help guide you for the final. You can get the answers to the Freedman problems from outside my door. The answers to the MLE questions are: (I did these in my head--so I'm not positive they are correct. If you disagree, send me an email.)

• n/sum(log(x))
• (n/sum log(x))^2
• squareroot(sum(x^2)/2n)

### General information:

• Results of the first midterm:
• Oops: question 13 should be d not e on the key
• I'm going with 5 points per question.
• Median = 16. IQR = 15 to 19.
• Mean = 16.5. SD = 3.0
• Sample midterm (solutions)
• Background for the course: Next year 101H and 102H will be completely rewritten. Next year 101H will cover basic statistics and 102H will cover regression. So if you have already had a course in basic statistics (say AP stat) you would be best served waiting until next year.

But, if you have had a course in probability, then that is the background I'll be assuming. (For example, 101H covered pure probability this year.) I won't actually use this background till later in the semester. So don't judge the course by what I'll cover in the first few classes. If you don't have a strong probability background, stop by and talk to me to make sure you won't end up drowning.

• Data can be gotten from here.
• The schedule for the class

• homeworks are here.
• Grading: two projects, one midterm, and one final. (There will also be a few small homeworks.)
• Exams are closed book, with a one page "cheat sheets".

• Contacting me:

• Office hours: 10-11 Monday (Huntsman 472) and by appointment
• email: dean@foster.net (Many questions can be answered this way)
• TA: Chua will be the TA for the course. He is responsible for grading and helping you with understand your projects.
• He will hold office hours on Thursday from 2:00 - 4:00.
• Stat lab

• 462 JMHH: MTThF open 11 - 5, and Wednesday 10-12, 1-3, 4:10-6:00.
• Stat lab is "collective office hours." This means you can get help almost anytime.

Last modified: Thu May 1 09:20:31 2003