Homework Assignment 1

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Happy Note: Most primary assessments will be, or be closely based on, homework problems. Think of homework problems as take-home exams. Even better, you get to collaborate on these with other students and you get to ask questions and review the material with your professor.

Assignment 1a
1. Read the Preface and Chapter 7 in Baldi and Moore. (see the audio book notes).
This chapter covers the content necessary for the following awards:
Observational Studies
Definition and structure (pp. 153-154)
Sampling & Sampling Frames (pp. 154-159+, plus supplemental on sampling frames, focus on confounding)
Sampling Designs (pp. 159-163)
Sample Survey (pp. 164-167)
Case-Control & Cohort Studies (pp. 167-171)

2. Do Exercises: 7.24-7.27, 7.29-7.31, 7.33-7.34, 7.36, 7.38-7.42.

3. Review all the embedded questions as you are reading. Identify those which you cannot confidently answer. Review all the Apply Your Knowledge questions and the Check Your Skills questions. Identify those which you cannot confidently answer or are unable to justify the answer.

Notes
Odd numbered questions are briefly answered at the back of the book. The author does not provide fully developed/explained answers in the textbook. We will post more developed answers online or will provide opportunities to discuss in class.

If you are unable to answer a question or are unsure of the answer, identify the part(s) of question/answer that you do not understand and/or cannot answer.

Record the following with your completed homework answers:
• The question number
• What part of the question/answer you do understand
• Which part of the question/answer is confusing, needs clarification, or explanation
• Which specific pages you believe are most related to the question and how you attempted to resolve the issue

Assignment 1b
1. Review Chapter 1.
This chapter covers the content necessary for the following awards:
[This section is for C level awards]
Distributions: Graphics
    
Univariate Graphs (pp. 6-27, 43 and skip stem plots on page 20) [This section is for C level awards]
2. Check your knowledge as you are reading by addressing the Apply Your Knowledge questions and the Check Your Skills questions.
3. Complete Exercises in Chapter 1 other than 1.31, 1.33, 1.34, 1.35, 1.36, 1.38, 1.44, 1.45, and 1.47.

Developed homework responses are due Tuesday, August 16th. Identified issues should be submitted via email before Monday, August 15th.

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