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Day and Time  Regular Classroom  Computer Classroom Sept. 1216 

Tu 1:00 – 2:15pm  Engineering Hall 2535  Social Science 3218 
Tu 1:00 – 2:15pm  Gym.Natatorium  Animal Science 204 
We 1:00 – 2:15pm  Noland 579/Grainger 2185  Animal Science 204 + Animal Science 150 
We 2:30  3:45pm  Sterling 1333  Animal Science 204 
Th 8:00  9:15am  Social Science 4308  Animal Science 204 
Bret Hanlon
and
Bret Larget
are the professors for Statistics 571 in Fall 2011. We share a common course syllabus, will work from the same lecture notes, give common homework assignments, and give common examinations. We will strive to cover the same topics at nearly the same pace. We even share a common first name! Students are free to attend the alternative lecture when desired. 
Date  Topic  Notes [slides per page]  Text  Handouts/Comments 

September 6  Introduction  [1] [2] [4]  
September 6  Data  [1] [2] [4]  1.1, 1.3, 1.5  cows.R cows.txt cows.info 
September 8  Population and Samples  [1] [2] [4]  1.2, Interleaf 2  Easton etal. (2010) Time article 
September 1322  Inference for Proportions Binomial and Discrete Distributions Linearity of Expectation and Variance Sampling Distribution of Sample Proportions Confidence Intervals for Proportions Hypothesis Testing for Proportions  [1] [2] [4]  3.4 4.14.2 5.15.6 6.16.7 7.17.4 Interleaf 3  Background paper for chimpanzee example (There is no expectation that you will read this paper but it is made available for those interested.) 
September 2729  Probability  [1] [2] [4]  5.15.10  
October 46  Contingency Tables  [1] [2] [4]  9.19.7  mosaic.R gtest.R 
October 1113  Normal distribution t distribution central limit theorem  [1] [2] [4]  10.110.6, 11.1  
October 18,27  Inference for a Single Population Mean Graphs Confidence Intervals using tdistribution Bootstrap confidence intervals The onesample ttest  [1] [2] [4]  2.12.2, 11.111.2, 19.3  
October 20  Midterm Exam 1  
October 27  November 3  Inference for Two Population Means Graphs Randomization Tests  [1] [2] [4]  19.2  
November 38  Power and Sample Size  [1] [2] [4]  14.7  
November 10  Assumptions and Transformations  [1] [2] [4]  13.113.3, 13.813.9  
November 15  Elements of Experimental Design  [1] [2] [4]  14.114.9  
November 17  Midterm Exam 2  
November 22, 29, December 1  ANOVA  [1] [2] [4]  19.1, 15.115.8  
November 24  Eat Turkey  
December 6  Correlation  [1] [2] [4]  16.116.4  
December 815  Regression and related topics  [1] [2] [4]  Interleaf 4, 17.117.10 
Date  Handouts 

Week of September 12  R for Statistics 571 (large, you likely do not want to print this) lab1.pdf (handout to work through during class) cows.txt plantation.txt 
Week of September 19  disc2.pdf 
Week of September 26  disc3.pdf 
Week of October 3  disc4.pdf 
Week of October 10  disc5.pdf 
Week of October 24  disc 
Week of October 31  disc 
Week of November 7  disc 
Week of November 21  disc 
Week of November 28  disc 
Week of December 5  disc 
Week of December 12  disc 
Assignments are due by 4:00 P.M. on the date due. Late homework is not graded. 
Assignment  Date Given  Date Due  Extras  Solutions 

Assignment #1  September 9  September 16  USA Today (2011) article on grandparent driving Pediatrics (2011) article on grandparent driving  
Assignment #2  September 16  September 23  
Assignment #3  September 24  September 30  
Assignment #4  September 30  October 7  
Assignment #5  October 8  October 14  
Assignment #6  October 23  October 28  
Assignment #7  October 28  November 4  
Assignment #8  November 6  November 11 
boot.R pseudoscorpions.csv sockeye.txt flies.csv seals.csv tobacco.csv  
Assignment #9  November 21  November 28  
Assignment #10  December 1  December 9  cichlids.csv  
Assignment #11  December 5  December 9  pinecones.csv  
Assignment #12  December 12  December 16 
Person  Hours  Location  Phone  

Bret Hanlon:  Tues. 8:00  9:00 am Thur. 8:00  9:00 am  MSC 1241  2622539  hanlon@stat.wisc.edu

Bret Larget:  Tues. 3:00  4:00 pm Wed. 2:30  3:30 pm  MSC 1250A  2627979  brlarget@wisc.edu

Lilun Du:  Mon. 11:00 am  noon Wed. 11:00 am  noon  MSC 1275D  2621577  dulilun@stat.wisc.edu

Seho Park:  Fri. 3:00  5:00 pm  MSC 1335A  2634782  parks@stat.wisc.edu

Qi Jiang:  Tues. 4:30  5:30 pm Thur. 4:30  5:30 pm  MSC 1270  jiang@stat.wisc.edu

2010 Exam  2010 Solutions 

Midterm 1  Solution 
Midterm 2  Solution 
Final Exam  There is no electronic solution to this exam. 
Exam  Solution 

Midterm 1  Solution 
Midterm 2  Solution 
Professor Larget has written an introduction to R for Statistics 571.
This document will be extended during the semester.
The accompaning data files are useful if you want to try out the examples on your own.
 
The Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) contains multiple documentation for R. Here are three examples that are most appropriate for an audience of introductory statistics students. If you have a desire to learn R on your own faster than what we do in class, these documents are a good place to begin. 
Bret Larget, brlarget@wisc.edu