Practical Statistics

Brock University

Descriptive statistics; probability of events; counting rules; discrete and continuous probability distributions: binomial, Poisson and normal distributions; Central Limit Theorem; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; analysis of variance; contingency tables; correlation and regression; emphasis on real-world applications throughout; use of statistical computer software.
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MATH 1P98 Syllabus for Pauline Fu — Fall 2018

Math 1P98 - Practical Statistics
Course Outline
Fall 2018
Section Day Time Room Instructor Email
1 M, F 1:00pm - 2:00pm DHOWES Asselin, C. [email protected]
W 11:00am - 12:00pm
2 T, R, F 11:00am - 12:00pm DHOWES Fu, P. [email protected]
3 W 7:00pm - 10:00pm DHOWES Dontsov, V. vdon[email protected]
4 Online Online Online Willoughby, M. mwilloughb[email protected]
Note: Classes at Brock University end ten minutes ahead of the hour or half hour to facilitate
transfer time.
Office hours for the instructors of each section will be posted on the course website on Sakai.
Emails with administrative questions must include your name and student ID#. Emails will be
answered within two (2) business days. Please note that assignment help or questions on the
course content will not be answered by email. If you need help in the course, please see your
instructor during office hours, or visit the Mathematics Learning Centre in MC J434 or online
Math 1P20 or one grade 12 mathematics credit. Note: designed for students in Biological
Sciences, Biotechnology, Business, Earth Sciences, Economics, Environmental Geoscience and
Medical Sciences. Not open to students with credit in any university statistics course.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
understand and interpret various types of data, and summarize data using numerical or
graphical methods.
understand the concepts and calculations of basic probabilities, and be able to apply
these methods to calculate probability of various events based on discrete or continuous
probability distributions.
understand the concepts of statistical inference, including confidence intervals and hypoth-
esis testing, and be able to apply the appropriate method for various scenarios.
utilize Excel to carry out various statistical calculations and procedures, and be able to
interpret the resulting output.
Elementary Statistics using Excel 6E (6th Edition), by M. Triola
This course will make use of Microsoft Excel, which is available through Office 365. For PC
and Mac: You can download directly from the Brock website:
technology/email/student/office-365-student-access/get-office. Login using your Brock account
to install to your desktop: For iPhone and Android: download directly from the iTunes AppStore
or Google Play. Excel is also available on computers in MC J430 or any computer lab on campus.
The link to library reserve items that are available is
Four (4) written assignments, each worth 4% 16%
Four (4) WeBWorK online assignments, each worth 1.5% 6%
One (1) group project 8%
Term Test 1: Saturday, October 6 at 9:00am 12%
Term Test 2: Friday, November 9 at 7:00pm 18%
Final Exam: TBA by Registrar 40%
NOTE: Overriding these marks, a student must obtain at least 30% on the final
exam in order to pass the course.
For each term test and the final exam, you must bring a pen/pencil and a non-programmable,
non-graphing calculator. A list of approved calculators are provided on our Sakai page. Using a
cell phone for a calculator, or any unauthorized electronic device, is not permitted. Instructors
and/or invigilators reserve the right to inspect or confiscate illegal calculators or electronic de-
vices. No external resources are allowed. A formula sheet and relevant tables will be provided
with each term test and the final exam. For studying purposes, the formula sheet will be avail-
able online one week before each term test and the final exam.
Written assignments will be posted on Sakai 10 days before the scheduled deadline, and WeB-
WorK assignments will be opened online 10 days before the scheduled deadline. All assignments
(written and online) must be completed individually, and submitted on or before the specified
deadlines. All assignments will be monitored for compliance that they are completed individ-
ually, reflect your own work, and adhere to the Academic Regulations and University Policies
entry in the Undergraduate Calendar. Any assignment submitted after the deadline, without
prior consent from your instructor, will receive a grade of zero (0).
Written assignments must be written as single-sided pages, and include a cover page with your
NAME, STUDENT ID#, BOX#, and ASSIGNMENT#. A sample cover page is on the course
Sakai website. Any required computer output must be appropriately labeled; marks will be lost
if questions are not clearly identified. Marks will also be lost if the assignment is not stapled in
the top left corner, not written neatly and legible, submitted on ripped spiral paper, questions
not submitted in order, or written in red pen.
Note that only a subset of the submitted questions will be marked.
Assignments are to be submitted to the locked boxes, according to the first letters of your last
name, outside of MC J434. Box assignments will be posted on our Sakai page.
Online assignments are available through the online system WeBWorK. Instructions on how to
log-in and use WeBWorK, and an FAQ, are available on Sakai. Each assignment is allotted
sixty (60) minutes for completion, and you will have five (5) attempts per assignment. The
allowance of multiple attempts is to account for computer problems, power outages, etc. that
may interrupt your WeBWorK session. No additional attempts per assignment will be permitted.
As a final assignment in this course, students will work in groups of two (2) or three (3) to
complete an experiential case study powered by real Niagara data. Full project details will
be announced later, and important information will be posted on Sakai. The same policies
regarding plagiarism and academic integrity apply to this assignment as they would any other
in this course. Group members are to uphold the highest standards of integrity. This is not an
individual assignment and you are accountable to each other. As part of this assignment, each
team will submit a Team Contract as well as a non-disclosure form (both found on Sakai). In
addition, each student will be required to complete two experiential reflection surveys that will
be sent directly to your Brock email during the term. All components must be completed or a
grade of zero (0) will be assigned for the entire project. Please refer to the course schedule for
specific due dates of each component.
Copyright ownership in your work created for this course:
Students at Brock retain copyright ownership of all original course work eligible for copyright
protection, as described under section C.4 of the Faculty Handbook. However, the requirements
of this course may involve creating work for, or on behalf of, a client outside of Brock University
who has chosen to partner with this course to provide you with valuable experience and educa-
tional opportunities. When work is created for or on behalf of a client, that work is created with
the intent that that the client could actually use it. Although you retain copyright ownership,
by creating work on behalf of a client and by participating in this course, you are giving that
client permission to copy and use that work, in any way, without being paid or credited. Clients
may therefore decide to use your work without asking you or acknowledging your contribution.
In addition to your Instructors office hours, the Mathematics Learning Centre (MC J434) is
the primary resource for students requiring assistance with course content and/or assignments.
Teaching Assistants specifically for Math 1P98 will be available to help clarify course material,
or assist you with practice questions. Hours for Math 1P98 TAs will be posted on Sakai and on
the schedule beside the door to the Help Center.
Monday, September 17 at 8:30 am WeBWorK Assignment 1 due
Tuesday, September 18 Last day to add/drop course online,
and without financial penalty
Wednesday, September 19 at 11:59 pm Written Assignment 1 due
Friday, September 21 at 11:59 pm Experiential Reflection 1, Team Contract
and Non-Disclosure project components due
Monday, October 1 at 8:30 am WeBWorK Assignment 2 due
Saturday, October 6 at 9:00am Term Test #1
Wednesday, October 17 at 11:59 pm Written Assignment 2 due
Monday, October 8 - Friday, October 12 Reading Week - No Classes
Monday, October 22 at 8:30 am WeBWorK Assignment 3 due
Wednesday, October 31 at 11:59 pm Written Assignment 3 due
Tuesday, November 6 Last day to withdraw from course
without academic penalty
Friday, November 9 at 7:00pm Term Test #2
Monday, November 12 at 8:30 am WeBWorK Assignment 4 due
Wednesday, November 21 at 11:59 pm Written Assignment 4 due
Tuesday, December 4 at 11:59 pm Experiential Reflection 2 due
Tuesday, December 4 at 11:59 pm *Written Group Project due
Friday, December 7 - Thursday, December 20 Exam Period
*This assignment may not be returned before the term test/exam. The solutions will be posted
after the due date. It is advisable to copy your solutions to compare with the posted solutions.
Week Triola 6E
Week 1 (Sep 5 - Sep 7) 1.1 - 1.3, 2.1 - 2.2
Week 2 (Sep 10 - Sep 14) 3.1 - 3.3
Week 3 (Sep 17 - Sep 21) 4.1 - 4.4
Week 4 (Sep 24 - Sep 28) 5.1 - 5.2
Week 5 (Oct 1 - Oct 5) 5.3, 6.1 - 6.2
Week 6 (Oct 15 - Oct 19) 6.3 - 6.4
Week 7 (Oct 22 - Oct 26) 7.1, 8.1 - 8.2
Week 8 (Oct 29 - Nov 2) 7.2, 8.3, 9.1
Week 9 (Nov 5 - Nov 9) 9.2 - 9.3
Week 10 (Nov 12 - Nov 16) 11.1-11.2
Week 11 (Nov 19 - Nov 23) 12.1, 10.1
Week 12 (Nov 26 - Nov 30) 10.2
Week 13 (Dec 3 - Dec 4) Review
The majority of course content will be covered in lectures. However, students are responsible
for all of the content listed above, regardless of the extent to which it was discussed in class.
Student Health Services. 905-688-5550 x3243
Student Accessibility Centre/Personal Counselling. 905-688-5550 x3240
Student Ombudsperson.
Campus Security. 905-688-5550 x4300 (non-crisis), x3200 (crisis)
The University will accommodate students whose studies become interrupted, or who may be
unable to complete academic work, due to an incapacitating medical condition. In these situ-
ations, the student must complete the Brock University Student Medical Certificate or Brock
University Student Health Services Medical Certificate (or in case of a concussion, the Brock
University Student Health Services Medical Concussion Certificate) and include any relevant
medical documentation to support his/her request for academic accommodation based on med-
ical grounds. The University may, at its discretion, request more detailed documentation in
certain cases.
NOTE: If a student is absent due to medical reasons on a day and a time when
the Brock Student Health Services (SHS) is open, then an SHS medical certificate
is required. Otherwise, the student must (1) print a Brock medical certificate, (2)
Go to another medical facility e.g., a walk-in clinic, and (3) Have the examining
physician complete the Brock medical certificate. Any other certificate will not
be accepted. All certificates will be monitored for compliance with the Academic
Regulations and University Policies entry in the Undergraduate Calendar.
For each term test, accommodation will be made for students who must miss a term test due
to a valid and documented medical illness. Students who miss one original term test date, with
documentation, will have the weight of the missed term test added to their final exam. If both
term tests are missed, with documentation, the weight of the second term test will be added
to the final exam, while the first term test will receive a grade of zero (0). All applications
for permission to defer a term test must be made, with appropriate documentation and full
explanation of the extenuating circumstances, to your instructor in advance of the original date
and time of the term test.
The final exam period is Friday, December 7 to Thursday, December 20. Students are ad-
vised not to make travel plans or schedule events in advance prior to the release of the Term
Test Schedule and Final Exam Schedule. Students who make personal commitments during
the term or exam period do so at their own risk. Vacation plans, nonessential appointments or
events do not constitute grounds for the deferral or re-scheduling of term tests or final exams.
To accommodate students who must miss the exam due to a valid and documented medical
illness, a secondary date will be scheduled with your instructor. All applications for permission
to defer the exam must be made, with appropriate documentation and full explanation of the
extenuating circumstances, to your instructor within seven (7) days of the original exam date.
Make-up exams will be scheduled as soon as possible upon return to studies, and additional
medical notes will be required if extenuating circumstances warrant a further extension. If an
exam is not scheduled within the first two (2) weeks of the next term due to documented medical
illness, the exam will be written in the next exam period.
Requests for assignment or test regrading must be made in writing to your instructor, detail-
ing which question(s) you would like to have regraded, and justification for why you believe
the assigned mark is erroneous. Please note that when submitting your assignment or test for
regrading, your instructor reserves the right to regrade the entire assignment/test, which may
result in an equivalent, higher, or lower mark than originally awarded.
As part of Brock University’s commitment to a respectful work and learning environment, the
University will make every reasonable effort to accommodate all members of the university com-
munity with disabilities. If you require academic accommodations related to a documented
disability to participate in this course, you are encouraged to contact Student Wellness and
Accessibility Services on the 4th floor Schmon Tower in ST400, ex. 3240, or the Student Success
Centre in TH124B, ex. 4225. You are encouraged to discuss any accommodations with the
instructor well in advance of due dates and scheduled assessments.
Brock University acknowledges the pluralistic nature of the undergraduate and graduate commu-
nities such that accommodations will be made for students who, by reason of religious obligation,
must miss an examination, test, assignment deadline, laboratory or other compulsory academic
event. Students requesting academic accommodation on the basis of religious obligation should
make a formal, written request to their instructor(s) for alternative dates and/or means of sat-
isfying requirements.
Academic misconduct is a serious offence. The principle of academic integrity, particularly of
doing ones own work, documenting properly (including use of quotation marks, appropriate
paraphrasing and referencing/citation), collaborating appropriately, and avoiding misrepresen-
tation, is a core principle in university study. Students should consult Section VII, Academic
Misconduct, in the Academic Regulations and University Policies entry in the Undergraduate
Calendar, available at to view a fuller description of prohibited
actions, and the procedures and penalties.
All slides, presentations, handouts, tests, exams, assignments, solutions and other course ma-
terials created by the instructor in this course are the intellectual property of the instructor.
A student who publicly posts or sells an instructors work, without the instructors express con-
sent, may be charged with misconduct under Brocks Academic Integrity Policy and/or Code of
Conduct, and may also face adverse legal consequences for infringement of intellectual property

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