STAT 200H is an
honors course that introduces students to the
fundamentals of statistics. The topics
covered include: elementary probability, probability
distributions, binomial and normal distributions, confidence
intervals, hypothesis testing, linear regression,
correlation, the analysis of variance, and inference for
I shall cover material that goes sometimes beyond the level
covered in the textbook. I shall also assign reading material
to supplement the textbook. This is a four-credit course
and we shall cover a lot of material during the semester.
Throughout the course, we will read
The Centre Daily Times,
The New York Times, and
The Wall Street Journal
regularly for articles related to topics covered in the course.
We will work through the statistical information in such articles
so as to relate them to the subject of the course and to our
everyday slives and experiences.
Donald Richards, Instructor
Office Hours: MW 10:30 - 11:25 a.m., or by appointment
Office: 311 Thomas Building
E-mail: richards stat psu edu
Dan Spencer, Teaching Assistant
Office Hours: TR 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Office: 321 Thomas Building
E-mail: das5099 psu edu
Jennifer Wartsky, Lab Intern
E-mail: jmw5156 psu edu
Class Times: MWF 09:05 - 09:55 a.m., Life Sciences Building 005
Lab Times: F 09:05 - 09:55 a.m., Life Sciences Building 006
Required Text: Mind on Statistics, by Utts and Heckard,
3rd Edition, Duxbury.