- Jan 12:
**Why study statistics? Finding terrorists and Type II errors**-- HW 1 Assigned- Math is Music; Statistics is Literature or Why are there no six year old Novelists? De Veaux & Velleman (2008)
- Until Proven Guilty: False Positives and the War on Terror. Savage & Wainer (2008)
- Graphic Discovery, Chapter 22.

- Jan 17:
**The most dangerous equation**(Powerpoint Slides)- The most dangerous equation Wainer (2007)
- Picturing the Uncertain World, Chapter 1.

- Jan 19:
**How to display data badly - 1. Rules 1-6**(Powerpoint Slides) -- HW 1 Due, HW 2 Assigned- How to display data badly 14 (Chapter 1)

- Jan 24:
**How to display data badly - 2: Rules 7-12**(Powerpoint Slides)- An argument for Divine Providence taken from the Constant Regularity in the Births of Both Sexes Arbuthnot (1710)

- Jan 26:
**Multivariate display**(Powerpoint Slides) -- HW 2 Due, HW 3 Assigned- On Multivariate Display Wainer (1983)
- Graphic Discovery pages 115-141.

- Jan 31:
**Scatterplots & Smoothing**(Overhead Slides)- Exploratory Data Analysis (Tukey) Chapter 7 pages 205-227.

- Feb 2:
**Causal Inference - 1. Rubin's Model**-- HW 3 Due, HW 8 Assigned (Powerpoint Notes) (Slides 1)(Slides 2)- Holland's Statistics and causal inference
- Holland's Which comes first, cause or effect?

- Feb 7:
**Review class for first exam**

- Feb 9:
**First Course Examination**-- HW 8 Due

- Feb 14:
**Regression - 1: Standard linear Least Squares fitting**(Slides 1)(Slides 2)-- HW 4 Assigned- Moore & McCabe Chapters 2.2, 2.3, and 10.1

- Feb 16:
**Regression - 2: Robust linear fitting (compare with LS)**- Exploratory Data Analysis (Tukey) Chapter 5

- Feb 21:
**Transformations - 1: Univariate to symmetry**-- HW 4 Due, HW 5 Assigned (Powerpoint Slides)- Exploratory Data Analysis (Tukey) Chapter 3

- Feb 23:
**Transformations - 2: Bivariate to linearity**(Excel Sheet)- Exploratory Data Analysis (Tukey) Chapter 6

- Feb 28:
**Nonlinear Regression - Logistic fitting of growth data**(Slides)-- HW 5 Due, HW 6 Assigned- Moore & McCabe Chapter 14.1, 14.2 (on disc)

- Mar 1:
**Multiple Regression**(Slides)- Vasilecu and Wainer Old Mother Hubbard and the United Nations: An adventure...
- Estimating coefficients in linear models: It don't make no nevermind Wainer (1976)
- Moore & McCabe Chapter 11.

**Mar 8 & 10: Spring Break - No Class**.- Mar 13:
**Tabular Display (Slides)**-- HW 6 Due- Graphical Tales of Fate and Deception, Chapter 10
- Exacting Sunbeams from Cucumbers. Fernberg & Wainer (2011)
- Discussion article comments. Wainer(2011)

- Mar 15:
**Two-way tables - 1: EDA decomposition**(Table 1)(Table 2)(Table 3) -- HW 7 Assigned

- Mar 20:
**Two-way tables - 2: Testing for independence**(Slides) (Example)- Moore & McCabe Chapters 9

- Mar 22:
**Second examination**(Answers)-- HW 7 Due

- Mar 27:
**Analysis of Variance - 1: 1-way**(Slides 1) (Slides 2)-- HW 9 Assigned- Moore & McCabe Chapter 12.1

- Mar 29:
**Analysis of Variance - 2: 2-way**.- Moore & McCabe Chapter 13.1

- Apr 3:
**Multiple comparisons - Bonferroni**(Slides 1) (Slides 2) -- HW 9 Due, HW 10 Assigned- Moore & McCabe Chapter 12.2

- Apr 5:
**Analysis of Covariance**

- Apr 10:
**Simpson's Paradox - Kelley's Paradox**-- HW 10 Due, HW 11 Assigned- The interpretation of interaction in contingency tables Simpson (1951)
- Three statistical paradoxes in the interpretation of group differences: Illustrated with medical school admission and licensing data Wainer & Brown (2007)
- Graphic Discovery Chapter 9 and 10.

- Apr 12:
**Lord's Paradox**- Lord (1967). A paradox in the interpretation of group comparisons.
- Wainer (2004). Two statistical paradoxes in the interpretation of group differences

- Apr 17:
**Everything Else**-- HW 11 Due -
- A leisurely look at the Bootstrap, the Jackknife and Cross-Validation. Efron & Gong (1983)

- Apr 19: Review Session for Final Exam.