### Spring 2015, Prof. D. Cline  (Section 502)

Welcome to my Statistics 212 home page!  (The information below is tentative and some details may change.  Please check again later.)

STAT 212 is an introduction to standard statistical methods such as multiple linear regression, experimental design and the analysis of variance, and categorical data analysis.  Advanced methods that also may be discussed include general linear models, nonparametric density estimation, nonlinear and nonparametric regression, logistic regression, and inference for percentiles.

The prerequisite is STAT 211 or its equivalent (calculus-based introduction to statistics) and is required.

For comments or questions, e-mail me (dcline@stat.tamu.edu) or contact the TAMU Statistics Department.

PDF file of this Syllabus (tentative, check again later)

### Course Information subject to change

 Homework: Homework is worth 20% of the term score.  None may be dropped.  It will be assigned online and collected regularly.  Late homework will not be accepted without an approved excuse. Method and communication are as important in this course as are final solutions.  Homework is to be detailed and clear, with all steps provided, on 8½×11 paper and stapled in the upper left corner.  Computer output should be pasted into solutions as needed.  (Do not append it to the end of your homework.) Please see the homework policy below. Exams: There will be two midterm exams worth 22.5% each and a final exam worth 35%.  All exams are cumulative and closed book.  Old exams will be made available for review. Bring a large (blue/gray) scantron sheet.  You will be allowed to bring statistical tables and one additional page (8½×11, both sides) of notes and formulas per exam. Please see the exam policy below. Exam Dates: Exam I: Friday, 20 February.  (subject to change) Exam II: Wednesday, 1 April.  (subject to change) Final Exam: Monday, 11 May, 3:30pm–5:30pm. Grading Scale: A: 85% - 100%. B: 75% - 84%. C: 60% - 74%. D: 50% - 59%. Important Dates: Wednesday, 21 January – first day of class. Monday, 26 January – last day to add or drop. Monday, 16 March – first day of spring break. Friday, 3 April – no class (reading day). Tuesday, 21 April – last day to Q-drop or withdraw. Tuesday, 5 May – last day of class (redefined Friday).

### eCampus

 Course Material: All students will have access to the lecture notes and handouts, homework assignments and other instructional materials at the eCampus website. Instructions: Go to ecampus.tamu.edu. Click on Log In and log in with your NetID. Select STAT 212-502 in the My Courses module. Click on Discussions in the menu to the left to access the discussion board. Click on Content in the menu to the left for lecture notes, handouts, homework assignments and any other resources I may provide.

### Course Policies

 Homework Policy: Homework assignments will be downloaded from eCampus. Your homework solutions must be your own work, not from outside sources, consistent with the university rules on academic integrity.  I expect you to follow this policy scrupulously.  Your exam performance is much more likely to be better. You may use: Your textbook, e-book, and notes from class. Discussion with the instructor or lab assistants. Voluntary, mutual and cooperative discussion with other students in the class.  Do not post solutions (anywhere).  Suggestions and partial explanations are ok. You may not use: Solutions manuals (printed or electronic) other than the student manual. Solutions from students who took the class previously. Simply copying from students in this class, including expecting them to reveal or provide their solutions in "discussion".  That is, you may work together as indicated above as long as you prepare your own solutions. Homework is to be submitted by its due date unless I specify otherwise.  Late homework is not acceptable.