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Week 1

  • Jan 17 Introduction
  • Jan 19 Getting started with R 
    Readings: ALD ch. 1
    Worksheet.

Week 2

  • Jan 24 Descriptive statistics: samples and distributions
  • Jan 26 Descriptive statistics: central tendencies, standard deviation 
    Readings: SE ch. 2 & 3

Week 3

  • Jan 31 
    Graphical data exploration in R: visualizing a single vector, and central tendencies 
    Readings: ALD ch. 2 pp. 20-32 

Week 4

  • Feb 7 Graphical data exploration in R: trellis graphics 
    Readings: ALD ch. 2 pp. 37-42 
  • Feb 9 R commands for distributions, quantiles, random number generation 
    Readings: ALD ch. 3 pp. 44-63

Week 5

  • Feb 14 Transforming variables: centering, scaling, logarithms 
    Due: Homework 1
  • Feb 16 
    Statistical tests: single group 
    Readings: ALD ch. 4 pp. 68-77 and SE ch. 4 & 6

Week 6

  • Feb 21 
    Statistical tests: two groups 
    Readings: ALD ch. 4 pp. 77-84 and SE ch. 8 (ch. 7 also useful) 
    R commands for Feb 21

Week 7

  • Mar 1 Discussion of student project ideas

Week 8

  • Mar 8 
    Multiple regression continued
    Due: Project proposal

Week 9

Spring break

Week 10

Week 11

  • Mar 29 
    Collinearity 
    Readings: ALD ch 6 pp 174-188

Week 12

Week 13

  • Apr 12 Topics in Regression

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

  • May 1 Project presentations
  • May 3 Project presentations

Final Report

Due May 8th