|Carl J. Schwarz, K 10559,
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Guided experiences in written and oral communication of statistical ideas and results with both scientific and lay audiences.
This course exposes students to some examples of writing related to the field of statistics. These may include technical reports for both statistical and lay audiences, consulting reports, and critiques (e.g. of the use of statistics in the media). A framework called The Statistical Method (MacKay and Oldford, Statistical Science, 2000) may be used as a guideline for report content and for conducting statistical work in general
- Course Outline is available on Departmental Web Page
- Marking scheme:
Some rubrics for marking are found at Altman's site. These are also used
in this offering of the course.
- 15% Assignments (approximately weekly).
- 15% Term Test 1 (2013-11-06)
- 10% Participation (being prepared for classes; participation in discussions, etc).
- 10% Project (Outline due 2013-10-09; First draft due 2013-10-30; Final due 2013-11-27)
For the project, you will collect your own data (either a survey or an experiment), perform the analysis, and write up a report
suitable for a person with one or two courses in statistics. The majority of the marks
is directed at how well you present your findings. Maximum of 5 pages (including figures
- 10% Presentations (several either in class during the term, or outside of class as needed).
- 40% Final Exam (scheduled by Registrar - check SIMS).
- Failure to COMPLETE AND PASS ALL SEGMENTS OF THE SCHEME may adversely affect your final grade.
- Book: There is no formal book, but links to resources will be given during the term and posted here.
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