Loading JMP

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If you copied the JMP file last night you have to mount the ISO, so your computer thinks its a drive. Macs should do this automatically. Windows 8 can do it with a right-click. Windows 7 requires you load third party software. See here for instructions: http://www.wikihow.com/Mount-an-ISO-Image.

Homework Tip

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The disk that comes with the textbook contains many of the datasets used in the homework problems. It also contains the applets.

Randomization with Excel

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Yesterday, I was not expecting students to pick up new Excel knowledge. I did want folks to get the gist of what was occurring. I will expect, later on, that you can do basic spreadsheet work. Below is video showing how to randomize a sequence. This will be something you will be expected to do in Excel the week after next. It is short. It is useful for you to review now.

 

Graphing and Reminder for Thursday

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Chapter 1 homework includes the creation of graphs. Sketch (crudely, is fine) the graphs by hand when there is not many observations in the dataset. Use JMP for graphing when there is lots of observations in the data. We will get introduced to JMP on Thursday and you will be able to download the JMP installer onto a CD or  flash drive. I recommend a CD.

I was told that JMP was installed on some LRC workstations.

From Mesa’s IT team:

I’ve been in contact with Hamid, who manages the computers in room 4000.
He’ll be installing the JMP software on 5 of the PCs and 1 of the Macs (Thank you, Hamid!)

You should try to install JMP on your home computer as soon as possible.

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.

Science Classroom Makeovers

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Dan Meyer identifies a need for a change in instructor and student mindsets in math and science classrooms.

This material will not appear on any assessments. Authentic scenarios for problems to be solved include ambiguities, extra information, not enough information, and very often, multiple ways to develop solutions. This will help you to understand why authentic assessments benefit students.

Grade and Assessment System

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This video provides an orientation. See the syllabus for a complete description.

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