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PRIOR SYLLABUS. SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CONTACT INSTRUCTOR FOR FURTHER
QUESTIONS.
UVM STAT 111Z1 - Elements of Statistics Spring / 2009 Lafayette 210 5:30pm-8:15pm
________________________________________________________________________________
Course
Description:
Basic statistical concepts, methods, and applications, including correlation, regression,
confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

Instructor &
Class
Resources:

Neil W. Aguiar
Class Website:http://bb.uvm.edu/ (To be released January 20th)
E-mail: Via Blackboard
Phone:802- 238- 8008
Office hours:By appointment (early evenings only)
Office Location:Rm 211, 12 Colchester Ave, the Pearl House
Visitw ww . u vm. ed u / ~ nag u iar for a map & directions.
Mail:Neil W. Aguiar, P.O. Box 9448, South Burlington, VT 05407
Teaching
Assistant:
Mike Schwob
Office Hours: TBD (and by appointment)
E-mail/phone: Through Blackboard only 802-656-8545
Location: B-9 Mansfield House (between the Votey parking & the road)
Course
Materials:
Textbook(Required)
Understandable Statistics, Brase & Brase, 9th ed.
* Hardcover: 795 pages
* Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company; 9th edition (2008)
* ISBN-10: 0618949925
* ISBN-13: 978-0618949922
Student Solutions Manual(Recommended)
Brase Understandable Statistics Student Solutions Manual 9th ed.
* Paperback
* Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company; 9 edition (January 8, 2008)
* ISBN-10: 0618950222
* ISBN-13: 9780618950225
Statistical Calculator(Required; TI-83 recommended)

Any calculator with statistical functions isreq u i red. The basic statistical functions
needed are the calculation of a mean (average) and standard deviation (sigma) (the least
expensive ones sell for $15-$20)

Software:Statistical Software: Minitab Version 15 for Windows is required, See the

handout for instructions on how to install Minitab.
MAC Users: See note on Minitab Installation instructions.
You may use other Statistical software packages, however the Course will only support

Minitab.
Grading:
Approx 10 Quizzes
20 points (lowest quiz score is dropped)
100 points
Approx 5-6 ComputerH W\u2019s
10 points (lowest computer score is dropped)
Exam I
20 points
Exam II
20 points
Final Exam In-class portion
15 points (Cumulative ~ focus on recent material)
Final Exam Take-home portion
15 points (Cumulative ~ focus on recent material)
Exams:
ALL Examinations consist of an In-class portion (closed book) and Take-home portion
(open book, open notes), to be performed individually.
Textbook
Homework:

ALL TEXTBOOK HOMEWORK MUST BE COMPLETED IN A COMPOSITION "BOUND" NOTEBOOK. THIS NOTEBOOK WILL BE COLLECTED MID-TERM AND END-OF-TERM. (DATES TBA) THIS WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO EARN AN ADDITIONAL DROP OF YOUR LOWEST QUIZ GRADE FOR EACH SUBMISSION.

Missing
Class:

Any absentee, excused or not excused, must type a summary of the missed material. The summary must be of the material covered for that lecture (see schedule on back) and the length must be at least 1 page per section. (double-spaced)

This class will use Blackboard web tools to Complement this Course (Available Jan. 20th)
* Announcements: Course Announcements.
* Getting Started: A \u2018getting started\u2019 message\u2026 aka a \u2018pep talk\u2019
* Syllabus: Course syllabus.
* Discussion Board: Student peer to peer discussions and responses to handouts.

* Email: Sending email messages within the course.
* Course Lessons: Lecture highlights
* Quizzes: Online course quizzes.

* Minitab HW: Minitab Assignments and Submissions
* Exams: Take-home Exams and Submissions.
* My Grades: Your grade performance.
* Text Assignments: List of all Textbook HW Assignments.
* Text Website: Link to our Textbook Assistant Website
(Glossary of statistical terms, practice quizzes, data sets, digital lessons, \u2026etc.).
* Minitab Help: Help pages to assist you in completing the Minitab Assignments.

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