
Instructor: Janice Gifford
Office hours: sign up sheet outside my office 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 (4^{th} 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 13 
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 
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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