This table gives a tentative timetable for the course. Everything in it (including possibly the dates of exams and homeworks) is subject to change.
Chapter, section and problem numbers are from Conover, Practical Nonparametric Statistics, Third Edition (Wiley, 1999). ISBN 9780471160687
Monday  Wednesday  

Monday  Wednesday  
Wk01 
Jan 16
No Class (Martin Luther King Day) 
Jan 18
Lesson 00.1: Introduction to the Course and Setting up Computing Environment

Wk02 
Jan 23
Lesson 01.1: Basics of Probability and Random Variables Chapter 1: Probability Theory; Sections 1.11.5 See also MATH 251 Notebooks Problem Set 0 (ungraded) due 
Jan 25
Lesson 01.2: Random Samples, Inference and Confidence Intervals Chapter 2: Statistical Inference; Sections 2.12.2 Bonus notebook on Monte Carlo and confidence intervals 
Wk03 
Jan 30
Lesson 02.1: Hypothesis Testing Chapter 2: Statistical Inference; Sections 2.32.5 Problem Set 1 due 
Feb 1
Lesson 02.2: The Binomial Test Chapter 3: Some Tests Based on the Binomial Distribution; Section 3.1

Wk04 
Feb 6
Lesson 03.1: The Quantile Test and The Sign Test Chapter 3: Some Tests Based on the Binomial Distribution; Sections 3.2 & 3.4 Problem Set 2 due 
Feb 8
Lesson 03.2: Confidence Intervals for Quantiles Chapter 3: Some Tests Based on the Binomial Distribution; Section 3.2 
Wk05 
Feb 13
Lesson 04.1: The Wilcoxon SignedRank Test Chapter 5: Some Methods Based on Ranks; Section 5.7 Problem Set 3 due 
Feb 15
Lesson 04.2: The WilcoxonMannWhitney Rank Sum Test Chapter 5: Some Methods Based on Ranks; Section 5.1 
Wk06 
Feb 20
Lesson 05.1 Measures of Power and Efficiency Chapter 2: Statistical Inference; Section 2.4 Problem Set 4 due 
Feb 22
Review for Prelim Exam 1 
Wk07 
Feb 27
FIRST PRELIM EXAM (Lessons 01.104.2) 
Mar 1
Lesson 05.2: The KruskalWallis Test Chapter 5: Some Methods Based on Ranks; Section 5.2 
Wk08 
Mar 6
Lesson 06.1: The Conover Squared Ranks Test Chapter 5: Some Methods Based on Ranks; Section 5.3 Problem Set 5 due 
Mar 8
Lesson 06.2: Measures of Rank Correlation Chapter 5: Some Methods Based on Ranks; Section 5.4 
Mar 13
No Class (Spring Break) 
Mar 15
No Class (Spring Break) 

Wk09 
Mar 20
Lesson 07.1: The Friedman and Quade Tests Chapter 5: Some Methods Based on Ranks; Section 5.8 Problem Set 6 due 
Mar 22
Lesson 07.2: The Kolmagorov Test Chapter 6: Statistics of the KolmagorovSmirnov Type; Section 6.1 
Wk10 
Mar 27
Lesson 08.1: Tests for Familiies of Distributions Chapter 6: Statistics of the KolmagorovSmirnov Type; Section 6.2 Problem Set 7 due 
Mar 29
Lesson 08.2: The KolmogorovSmirnov and Related TwoSample Tests Chapter 6: Statistics of the KolmagorovSmirnov Type; Section 6.3 
Wk11 
Apr 3
Lesson 09.1: The ChiSquared GoodnessofFit Test Chapter 4: Contingency Tables; Section 4.5 Problem Set 8 due 
Apr 5
Review for Prelim Exam 2 
Wk12 
Apr 10
SECOND PRELIM EXAM (Lessons 05.108.2) 
Apr 12
Lesson 09.2: Contingency Tables Chapter 4: Contingency Tables; Section 4.2 
Wk13 
Apr 17
Lesson 10.1: Fisher's Exact Test Chapter 4: Contingency Tables; Section 4.1 Problem Set 9 due 
Apr 19
Lesson 10.2: Mood's Median Test Chapter 4: Contingency Tables; Section 4.3 
Wk14 
Apr 24
Lesson 11.1: Cochran's Q Test Chapter 4: Contingency Tables; Section 4.6 Problem Set 10 due 
Apr 26
Project Presententations 
Wk15 
May 1
Project Presententations Problem Set 11 due 
Last Modified: 2023 February 24
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