## MTH4106 |
## Introduction to Statistics |

Course Material |
Spring 2012 |

Please note that the web page for MTH4106 in Spring 2013 is here. |
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**Basic Information**

Lectures | Monday 1000–1100, Arts Two lecture theatre |

Thursday 1500–1600, Arts Two lecture theatre | |

Friday 1000–1100, Arts Two lecture theatre | |

Practicals on Tuesdays | 0900–1000, Groups 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 |

(all in FB115a): | 1000–1100, Groups 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 |

1100–1200, Groups 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 19, 20 | |

Lecturer: | Professor R. A. Bailey |

Office hours | Monday 1130–1300 |

(room 317 in Maths): | Friday 1500–1630 |

How to study MTH4106 Introduction to Statistics | |||||||||||
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Lectures | Attend every lecture. Pay attention and write your own notes.
If you have to miss a lecture, borrow notes from one of your friends and copy them out in your own handwriting. Photocopying them will not get the material into your brain. |
3 hours per week | |||||||||

Notes | After each lecture, but before the next one, read through your notes and make sure that you understand them. If there is anything that you do not understand, look it up in relevant textbooks in the library, or ask a lecturer in his/her office hour. Rewrite your notes to include the extra explanation. |
3 hours per week | |||||||||

Practicals | Attend your allocated computer lab, and work through the Minitab
practical worksheet. Some of this reinforces material that has been
covered in lectures; some of it is new material that will not be
mentioned in lectures.
During this hour, you also hand in your feedback question(s), and receive your previous assignment with comments on it. The lab does not have room for everyone, so please come at your allocated time. If you have to miss a practical, take a copy of the worksheet from the web and work through it in Minitab in your own time; otherwise, you will not be able to do the next practical. |
1 hour per week | |||||||||

Minitab | You will need to do some Minitab work in your own time, to finish off the worksheets and do any assignment questions that involves Minitab. | 1 hour per week | |||||||||

Other assignment questions | Do all the practice questions. Then do the feedback question and hand it in. When you get it back, be sure to read all the comments and make sure that you understand what you did right and what you did wrong. If you still do not understand, ask one of the lab helpers, or ask a lecturer in his/her office hour. |
2 hours per week |

Apart from the course description, the data sheets and the learning tips, the items below are PDF files; you will need Acrobat Reader to browse or print them.

**Course descriptions and course information
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- Course Description from the Maths UG Handbook
- Course information sheet

- The Phrase Book (of basic words and symbols of higher mathematics)
- Mathematical notation
- Notes on summation
- Discrete random variables: summary sheet
- Continuous random variables: summary sheet

If you did not collect your feedback from your tutor during your Minitab lab, please collect it from me during one of my office hours.

- Assignment 1, for handing in on 17 January 2012.
- Assignment 2, for handing in on 24–25 January 2012.
- Assignment 3, for handing in on 31 January 2012.
- Assignment 4, for handing in on 7 February 2012.
- Assignment 5, for handing in on 14–15 February 2012.
- Assignment 6, for handing in on 28 February 2012.
- Assignment 7, for handing in on 6–7 March 2012.
- Assignment 8, for handing in on 13 March 2012.
- Assignment 9, for handing in on 20–21 March 2012.
- Assignment 10, for handing in on 27 March 2012.

See the general advice on lab work.

- Practical 1, for Tuesday 10 January 2012.
- Practical 2, for Tuesday 17 January 2012.
- Practical 3, for Tuesday 24 January 2012.
- Practical 4, for Tuesday 31 January 2012.
- Practical 5, for Tuesday 7 February 2012.
- Practical 6, for Tuesday 14 February 2012.
- Practical 7, for Tuesday 28 February 2012.
- Practical 8, for Tuesday 6 March 2012.
- Practical 9, for Tuesday 13 March 2012.
- Practical 10, for Tuesday 20 March 2012.
- Practical 11, for Tuesday 27 March 2012.

These data are given in lectures. They are repeated here in case you make mistakes in copying them down. The description of the data, and the units of measurement, are given only in the lectures.

- Exploratory data analysis
- Exploratory data analysis: continued
- Discrete random variables
- What is Statistics about?
- Estimating a proportion
- Testing hypotheses about a proportion
- Continuous random variables
- Two or more random variables
- Simulation
- Sums of independent random variables
- Sampling distributions
- Examples from newspapers
- Point estimation
- Interval estimation
- Testing hypotheses about the mean
- Conditional random variables

- Last year's mid-term test
- Mid-term test
- Last year's end-of-term test
- End-of-term test
- 2010 examination paper
- 2011 examination paper
- 2012 examination paper

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R. A. Bailey

`r.a.bailey AT qmul.ac.uk`

Page updated 15/01/13