Data Analysis
IT 223-401

Marcus Schaefer

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Homeworks and Examples

Assignments will be available through this webpage. Homeworks are due on the day of class by midnight. If you hand in the homework late 10% will be taken off the score for each day. Homeworks will be accepted up to one week late.

Homework due

Questions and Answers


Classes and office hours

The class meets MW 3:10-4:40 in room 214 of the CTI building.

My office hours are MW 2:15-3:00 and TuTh 3:15-4:00.

During that time you can find me in the CS&T building, room 749.

If you want to set up an appointment at another time, or simply ask a question,

send email to


For general information (literature, course summary), see the class syllabus.


Topic Reading

Week 1

Displaying Data (Chapter 1)

IPS Sections 1.1, 1.2,
SAS manual up to page 60

Week 2

Densities and the Normal distribution

IPS Section 1.3
SAS manual 67-83

Week 3-4

Data relationships, correlation and regression

IPS Sections 2.1-2.5
SAS manual 82-87

Week 4

Design of Experiments

IPS Sections 2.3-2.6, 3.1-3.4

Week 5-6

Probability theory, Random Variables

IPS Sections 4.1-4.4

Week 6


IPS Sections 2.3-2.6, 3.1-3.4

Week 7-10

Sampling Distributions, Confidence Intervals, Hypothesis Testing

IPS Chapter 5, Sections 6.1-6.3, Section 7.1

Grades and exams

Homework: 40%, Midterm: 30%, Final: 30%.

General Policies

Academic Honesty


An incomplete grade is given only for an exceptional reason such as a death in the family, a serious illness, etc. Any such reason must be documented. Any incomplete request must be made at least two weeks before the final, and approved by the Dean of the School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems. Any consequences resulting from a poor grade for the course will not be considered as valid reasons for such a request.

Marcus Schaefer
Last updated: September 2nd, 2004.