Statistics 340
Applied Regression Methods - Fall 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Instructor:   Janice Gifford
      Office:   Clapp 415
      Phone:     x2236
      email:      jgifford@mtholyoke.edu

  Office hours:  sign up sheet outside my office
  
   Meeting Times:  TuTh 1:15-2:30 in Clapp 402 
                               Fri 2:15-3:05 in Clapp 407

  Description:  The course will meet 3 times each week. The class meetings will be a combination of lecture, discussion, questions, and computer work.

Our textbook will be "Applied Regression Analysis" by Terry E. Dielman (4th Edition).  We will be using the computer on a regular basis and will be using SPSS, the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences.

Grades will be based on two exams, weekly homework, class participation, and final project. Homework will be assigned on Tues and Thursday of each week.  Problems should be written up and handed in no later than the following Monday.  I encourage you to work together on the homework problems, but each of you must write up your own results independently.  There will be two exams during the semester (see the schedule below.)  The final project will consist of finding an appropriate data set, analyzing and writing up the results.  Classroom presentations will be expected throughout the course.

The schedule below is subject to revision.

Schedule Top

 

Week

Tues

Thurs

Fri

Chapter

Topic

 1

 

9/6

 no class

Chap 1 & 2

Introduction

 2

9/11

9/13

9/14

Chap 2

Overview of Basic Statistical Concepts

 3

9/18

9/20

9/21

Chap 2

continued

 4

9/25

9/27

9/28       

Chap 3

Simple Linear Regression

 5

10/2

10/4

10/5

Chap 3

continued

 6

Break

10/13

10/12

Chap 4

 Multiple Regression

 7

10/18 Exam: Ch 1-3

10/18

10/19

Chap 4

continued

 8

10/23

10/25

10/26

Chap 4

continued

 9

10/30

11/1

11/2

Chap 5 & 6

Assessing Assumptions

 10

11/6

11/8

11/9

Chap 7

Indicator & Interaction Variables

 11

11/13 Exam
Ch 4-7

11/15

11/16

Chap 8

Variable Selection

 12

11/20

Break

Break

Chap 8

continued

 13

11/27

11/29

11/30

Chap 9

ANOVA & Evaluations

 14

12/4

12/6

12/7

 

Special Topics & Presentations

 15

12/11

 

 

 

 Presentations



Revised Oct 15, 2007

 

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