Course Materials

Homework/Projects
 HW #4: Systematic Sampling in R; Due Thursday, Oct 19; Individual
 Use sample size = 500
 Use Workers_16Older as variable to sort by
 Obtain a simulation of 5000 repeated samples, compute the average commute time for each sample
 Plot the distribution estimates from your simulation study, summarize this distribution by computing a mean and standard deviation, compute the bias for your estimates and plot the bias distribution
 Provide a discussion that compares and contrasts the quality of sampling with simple random sampling and systematic sampling
 Systematic Sampling Example: Link  Data
 HW #3: Conduct a simulation of 1000 repeated outcomes to evaluate the effectivess of blocking by gender using the data from the Blocking Effectiveness handout
 Due Tuesday, Sept 9/26; No groups on this one
 Turn in 1) Copy of all your code, 2) dotplot of outcomes, 3) summary statistics of outcomes, 4) A discussion of the effectiveness of blocking by gender
 HW #2: TScores: Due Tuesday 9/5; 15 pts; Groups of 3 or less
 HW #1: Naked Analysis: Due Thursday 8/24; 20 pts; Groups of 3 or less; Turn in a brief summary of your analyses for each question
 California Disabilities Expenditures: Link  RQ: Are Hispanics treated unfairly?
 Diamond Pricing: Link  RQ: What effects diamond pricing?
