Instructor:
Dr. Hongwei Long, office: SE 268, phone: 2970810, email: hlong@fau.edu
Course homepage: http://www.math.fau.edu/long/STA6206.htm
Time and Place:
MWF 2:002:50 pm in PS 113.
Office Hours:
MWF 11:00am12:00pm and 4:005:00pm in SE 268.
Other times by appointment or just stop by the office.
Textbook:
The Statistical Sleuth,
2nd Edition, by Fred L. Ramsey and Daniel W. Schafer, DUXBURY,
Course Description:
This course will introduce basic probability and statistical distributions, fundamentals of statistical inference, fundamental issues in experiment design, data analysis of treatmentversuscontrol differences, treatmentversuscontrol multiple comparisons, simple and multiple linear regression models, analysis of variance. Statistical software Minitab will be used to illustrate statistical methods.
Prerequisites: Equivalent of STA 2023.
Computer Labs: Labs are held in S&E 271. Detail time will be announced in class.
Stat. Software:
Minitab will be introduced and used in this course. There is no prerequisite required on Minitab. Students can rent Minitab from http://www.minitab.com . Please find an introduction to Minitab in Meet Minitab.You may use other statistical packages like SAS or SPlus if you wish.
Exam Dates:
Midterm 


Wednesday, October 19, in class. Open book exam. 
Final 


Friday, December 2, 1:153:45 pm, in PS 113. Open book exam. 
Assignments:
There will be about six homework assignments. These will involve using methods presented in class to solve exercises and data problems from the textbook. Assignments should be handed in on the due date. Late assignments will not be accepted.
Grading:
Grading will be based on the following weighting:
30% Assignments
30% Midterm
40% Final exam
There will be no makeup midterm. If a student has an acceptable excuse for missing the midterm, the weight of the midterm will be shifted to the final. Makeup final exam will be given only under exceptional circumstance, and written, verifiable excuses must be provided.
· Lab #1: 2:002:50pm, Monday, Aug. 29, in SE 271.
· Lab #2: 2:002:50pm, Monday, Sept. 26, in SE 271.
· Lab #3: 2:002:50pm, Monday, Oct. 10, in SE 271.
· Lab #4: 2:002:50pm, Monday, Nov. 14, in SE 271.
· Lab #5: 2:002:50pm, Monday, Nov. 28, in SE 271.
· Homework Assignments
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