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UT Dallas Syllabus for stat1342.001.11f taught by Qiongxia Song (qxs102020)

UT Dallas Syllabus for stat1342.001.11f taught by Qiongxia Song (qxs102020)

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Course Syllabus Page 1
Course Syllabus
Course Information
(course number, course title, term, any specific section title)
STAT 1342Statistical Decision Making2011 Fall
Professor Contact Information
(Professor’s name, phone number, email, office location, office hours, ot 
her information)
Qiongxia Song972-883-6596Email: qxs102020@utdallas.edu  Office: FO2.610COffice hours: M. 3:30-5:00pm or by appointment
Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions
(including required prior knowledge or skills)
MATH 1314 or Equivalent
Course Description
 Principles of quantitative decision-making: summarizing data, modeling uncertainty, lossfunctions, probability, conditional probability, and random variables. Introduction to statistics:estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and regression.
Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes
This course will give students a working knowledge of the ideas and tools of practicalstatistics. Students will develop skills listed below.
To present data graphically (histograms, stem plots, scatter plots) and identifypossible outliers.
To explain the concepts of and to find the mean, standard deviation, correlation;identify explanatory and response variables and find Least Square linearregression lines from the data.
To use the tools of statistical inference, i.e., confidence intervals and tests of 
Course Syllabus Page 2
significance (Z-procedures, t-procedures).
Required Textbooks and Materials
 Text: The Basic Practice of Statistics, 5
editionAuthor: David Moore
Suggested Course Materials
No additional course materials requested
Tentative Assignments and Academic Calendar*
(Topics, Reading Assignments, Due Dates, Exam Dates)
Topics and exams Chapters
Variables and distributions 1, 2, 3Bivariate summaries 4, 5, 7Probability, random variables and simulation 10, 12
Exam 1
(based on the first part)
 Sep. 30*
Sampling distribution 11One sample estimation and hypothesis tests 14, 15, 16, 17, 19
Exam 2
(based on the second part)
 Nov. 4*
Two sample estimation and hypothesis tests 18, 20, 21Two categorical variables: Chi-Square Test 22
Final exam
 Dec. 9**Instructor reserves the right to change the dates and schedule if necessary.Important Dates and Holidays
Labor Day Sep 5
Last Day to Drop without a “W”
Sep 9Exam I Sep 30 FridayExam II Nov 4 FridayThanksgiving Holidays Nov 24,25Last Day of Classes Dec 6Final Exam Dec 9
Grading Policy
(including percentages for assignments, grade scale, etc.)
Course grade will be based on exams and homework assignments.Exam1: 25%Exam2: 25%
Course Syllabus Page 3
Final exam: 30%Homework: 20%
Grading Scale
A+: [97, 100], A: [93, 97), A-: [90, 93)B+: [87, 90), B: [83, 87), B-: [80, 83)C+: [77, 80), C: [73, 77), C-: [70, 73)D+: [67, 70), D: [63, 67), D-: [60, 63)F: [0, 60)
Course & Instructor Policies
(make-up exams, extra credit, late work, special assignments, class attendance, classroom citizenship, etc.)
Make up exams with prior arrangement
Technical Support
If you experience any problems with your UTD account you may send an email to:assist@utdallas.edu or call the UTD Computer Helpdesk at 972-883-2911.
Field Trip PoliciesOff-campus Instruction and Course Activities
Off-campus, out-of-state, and foreign instruction and activities are subject to state law and University policies and procedures regarding travel and risk-related activities. Informationregarding these rules and regulations may be found at the website addresshttp://www.utdallas.edu/BusinessAffairs/Travel_Risk_Activities.htm.Additional information isavailable from the office of the school dean. Below is a description of any travel and/or risk-related activity associated with this course.
Student Conduct & Discipline
The University of Texas System and The University of Texas at Dallas have rules and regulationsfor the orderly and efficient conduct of their business. It is the responsibility of each student andeach student organization to be knowledgeable about the rules and regulations which governstudent conduct and activities. General information on student conduct and discipline is containedin the UTD printed publication,
 A to Z Guide
, which is provided to all registered students eachacademic year.
The University of Texas at Dallas administers student discipline within the procedures of recognized and established due process. Procedures are defined and described in the
 Rules and  Regulations, Series 50000, Board of Regents, The University of Texas System,
and in Title V,
Rules on Student Services and Activities of the university’s
 Handbook of Operating Procedures
.Copies of these rules and regulations are available to students in the Office of the Dean of Students, where staff members are available to assist students in interpreting the rules and

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