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STAT 3743 Course Outline

STAT 3743 Course Outline


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Table of Contents

2010-08-23 Mon




deterministic vs. random
Sample space
set of all possible outcomes


  • toss coin
  • number of pets
  • color of student's eyes

Random variables


  1. Do a random experiment
  2. Make (relative) frequency table
  3. Make (relative) frequency histogram

Intuitive definition of probability

Probability mass functions (PMFs)

Mean, standard deviation of a random variable



  • mean is measure of center
  • mean can be anything
  • mean is "first moment about origin"

Example: calculate PMF, mean, variance

2010-08-25 Wed

Mean as a measure of center

Variance as a measure of spread

Shortcut formula for variance

Empirical distribution

Mean of empirical distribution (sample mean)

Variance of the empirical distribution

Sample variance, sample standard deviation

Dealing with data

Types of data

Quantitative versus qualitative

Collect many examples of variables

2010-08-30 Mon

  • Types of data
    • quantitative
    • qualitative
    • logical
    • missing
    • other types

Quantitative data



  • precip
  • rivers
  • discoveries

Displaying quantitative data

Strip charts (dot plots)

  • overplot, stack, jitter


  • bin width issues


Index plots: good for data ordered in time

  • methods: spikes and points

Qualitative data and factors

ID versus factors


Factors: nominal versus ordinal


  • state.region

Displaying qualitative data

Contingency tables, table and prop.table

Bar graphs

  • Ex: state.region

Pareto diagrams: like an ordered bar graph with some extra stuff

  • Ex: state.division

Dot charts (good stuff)

  • Ex: state.region

2010-09-01 Wed

Other data types

  • logical
  • missing

Features of data distributions

Four fundamental features:

  • Center
  • Spread
  • Shape
  • Anything unusual

Symmetry versus skewness

  • right and left skewed


  • leptokurtic, mesokurtic, platykurtic

Unusual features: clusters or gaps

  • Ex: faithful$eruptions
  • granularity
  • extreme observations
    • possible sources

Descriptive statistics

Measures of center

Sample mean

  • advantages and disadvantages

Sample median

  • advantages and disadvantages

Trimmed mean

  • advantages and disadvantages

Order statistics


Sample quantile, order p

First, third quartiles

Measures of spread

Sample variance: advantages and disadvantages

Meaning of s

  • Chebychev's Rule
  • Empirical Rule

Interquartile range (IQR)

  • advantages and disadvantages

Median Absolute Deviation

  • advantages and disadvantages

Range: disadvantages

Measures of shape

Sample skewness

  • Remarks
  • Rule of thumb

Sample excess kurtosis

  • Remarks
  • Rule of thumb

Why is it "-3"?

How to do it with R

library(e1071), skewness, kurtosis

2010-09-06 Mon

University closed (Labor Day).

2010-09-08 Wed

Measure of spread: range

Advantages and disadvantages

Ex: stack.loss

Sample skewness

  • Ex: stack.loss
  • Ex: discoveries (check rule of thumb)

Sample excess kurtosis

  • Ex: stack.loss
  • Ex: UKDriverDeaths (check rule of thumb)

Exploratory data analysis

More on stemplots

  • trim outliers
  • split stems
  • depths

Ex: faithful$eruptions

Hinges and the Five number summary

Upper, lower hinges




Visual display of the 5NS

Can judge CUSS


Potential versus suspected

Rules of thumb for both

Ex: rivers

Standardizing variables

Measure of relative standing: z-score


Ex: precip

Bi/Multivariate data

Data frames: rectangular arrays of data

  • same number of rows each column
  • data in each column must be same type
  • indexing: two dimensional

Access columns of data frames in multiple ways

2010-09-13 Mon

Qualitative versus qualitative

Descriptive statistics: two-way tables



colPercents, rowPercents

Plotting two categorical variables

  • Stacked bar charts
  • Side-by-side bar charts
  • Spine plots

Ex: Titanic data

Quantitative versus quantitative

Plotting two quantitative variables

Univariate displays separately


  • linear versus nonlinear
  • strong versus weak

Ex: Puromycin data

Ex: attenu data

Ex: faithful data

Ex: iris data

Measuring linear association

Sample Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (r)

Properties of r

Ex: iris data

Ex: attenu data

More about r

  • measures strength and direction of linear association
  • rules of thumb
  • r approx 0 doesn't mean no association

One quantitative, one qualitative

Comparison of groups

Ex: weight ~ feed, data = chickwts

Ex: ~ age | education, data = infert

Ex: ~ count | spray, data = InsectSprays

Multiple variables

Multi-way contingency tables

Mosaic plots, dot charts

Sample variance-covariance matrices

Scatterplot matrices (SPLOM)

Comparing groups: coplots

Ex: LifeCycleSavings data

Ex: Titanic data


Fundamental notions

Random experiment

Sample space

Subsets, events, empty set

Set theory review


  • union
  • intersection
  • difference
  • complement

Algebra of sets

  • identities
  • commutative, associative, distributive

Examples: events in plain English, write set notation

Mutually exclusive, disjoint

2010-09-15 Wed

Probability as limiting relative frequency

Axioms for Probability

  • P(A) nonnegative
  • P(S) = 1
  • Probability of disjoint union is sum of probabilities

Properties of probability

  1. complement
  2. probability of null event
  3. monotone
  4. P(A) between zero and one
  5. General addition rule (for many events)
  6. Boole's inequality

Probability assignment: equally likely model

P(A) = #(A)/#(S)

Examples: tossing coins, etc.

How to count

Multiplication principle


2010-09-20 Mon

Selecting ordered samples

  • examples

Selecting unordered samples

More about binomial coefficients, Pascal's triangle

Birthday problem

Poker hands

  • royal flush
  • four of a kind

Conditional probability

Example: draw 2 cards, without replacement


Example: toss a coin twice

Example: toss a die twice

  • A = {outcomes match}
  • B = {sum of outcomes >= 8}


  • P(B|A) nonnegative
  • P(S|A) = 1
  • cond. prob of disjoint union is sum of cond. probs

More properties

Multiplication rule
P(A and B) = P(A)*P(B|A)

Mult. rule for several events


Good example: transferred ball


Example: toss two coins

Definition, intuition

Proposition: A, B independent then so are complements

Mutual Independence

Example: toss 100 coins

Pairwise doesn't imply mutual

Example: computers in series

Bayes' Rule

The theorem


What does it mean?

2010-09-22 Wed

What does [Bayes' Rule] mean?

Example: misfiling assistants

Random variables


Support set


  • toss coin n times
  • toss coin until heads
  • toss coin, wait until lands

Discrete random variables

Tools of the trade


Probability mass functions (PMFs)

Every PMF satisfies…

Example: toss coin four times, X = #Heads

  • set up function, find PMF, draw graph

Mean, variance, standard deviation

  • calculate mean for previous example


  • μ can be any number
  • μ is measure of center
  • interpretation

Cumulative distribution functions (CDFs)



  • nondecreasing
  • right-continuous
  • limits at infinity

Example: toss coin 3 times

  • find CDF

Discrete uniform distribution

Definition, PMF, notation


Find mean and variance of =disunif=(m)

Example: find mean/variance for rolling die

Bernoulli/Binomial model

Bernoulli model

Mean and variance

Binomial model

  • n Bernoulli trials
  • trials independent
  • prob p doesn't change

Definition, PMF, notation

Check sum of f(x) is 1

Binomial series

Find mean, variance of =binom=(n,p)

Example: five child family

How to do it with R

Example: roll 15 dice

Find/plot binomial CDFs

Connection to distr*** family of packages

2010-09-27 Mon



Examples: mean/variance


  1. E(c)=c
  2. E(cX) = cE(X)
  3. E[g(X)+h(X)] = Eg(X) + Eh(X)

Ex: discrete uniform

Ex: binomial mean (from definition)

Moment generating functions (MGF)


M(0) = 1

Ex: discrete uniform MGF

Ex: binomial MGF

  • Why do they call it a MGF?

    M'(0) = E(X) etc.

    Ex: binomial mean

    Ex: binomial variance

  • Applications

    Uniqueness theorem

    Ex: binomial MGF

  • Another connection

    Taylor series of f about a

Empirical distribution


  • mean
  • variance
  • CDF

Hypergeometric distribution

Dependent Bernoulli trials


PMF, mean, variance


2010-09-29 Wed

Example of R functions for discrete probabilities

  • dbinom
  • pbinom
  • pbinom, lower.tail = FALSE
  • distrEx package, E(X), var(X)
  • plots

Waiting time distributions

Geometric distribution

PMF, mean, variance, MGF

Ex: Jeff Reed

Negative Binomial distribution

PMF, mean, variance, MGF

Poisson distribution

PMF, mean, variance, MGF

Continuous distributions

Tools of the trade

Continuous random variables


Probability density functions (PDF)


  • nonnegative
  • integral is one
  • probability is area under the curve
  • remarks

2010-10-04 Mon

Continuous CDFs

  • nondecreasing
  • continuous function
  • limits at infinity
  • derivative of CDF is PDF


  • mean, variance, MGF


  • finite support: beta(4,1)
    • integral 1, probability, μ, σ
  • infinite support: exp(rate = 5)
    • integral 1, prob, μ, σ

Continuous uniform distribution

PDF, CDF, notation, R code, MGF

Find the mean, variance

Special case: unif(min = 0, max = 1)

Normal distribution

PDF, notation, R code

Standard normal: Z

φ, Φ

If X ~ norm(m,s) then Z = (X-m)/s ~ norm(0,1)

MGF of Z

MGF of X

MGF of Y = a + bX

68-95-99.7 (Empirical) Rule

Example: find P(a < X < b) for something, say, IQ

Quantiles and the quantile function

Want to go in reverse: given area, find the IQ

2010-10-06 Wed

Quantile functions

Definition of quantile function:

Q(p) = min{x : F(x) >= p}, 0 < p < 1


  1. defined, finite for 0 < p < 1
  2. left continuous
  3. reflect F about line y=x (continuous case)
  4. boundary limits exist but may be infinite

Special case: normal distribution

Define zα


z0.025, z0.01, z0.005

Functions of random variables

The idea

Discrete case

Make a table, accumulate probabilities

Example: X ~ binom, Y = something

PDF method

Introduce the formula and conditions

Intuitive formula

Example: X ~ norm, Y = linear transformation

Fact: if X is any norm then lin. trans. is also normal

Example: X ~ norm, Y = exp(X) (lognormal)

CDF method

Introduce the method

Example: X ~ unif(0,1), Y = -ln(X) (exponential)

Probability Integral Transform

Why the PIT is important

2010-10-11 Mon

Probability Integral Transform

How to do it with R

Other distributions

Exponential distribution

PDF, Graph, Notation, CDF, Graph

Find the MGF

Find the mean, variance

Memoryless property

Relationship with Poisson model

Gamma distribution

PDF, Notation, Parameters

The Gamma Function

Properties of the Gamma Function

MGF, mean and variance

Motivation: relationship with Poisson process

Example: car wash

How to do it with R

Special case: Chi square distribution

Even more continuous distributions

  • Cauchy
  • Beta
  • Logistic
  • Lognormal
  • Weibull
  • Student's t distribution
  • F distribution

Multivariate Distributions

Comparison of univariate versus multivariate

Discrete case: joint PMFs, CDFs

Example: roll fair die twice

2010-10-13 Wed

Joint distributions

Example: roll fair die twice

Marginal distributions

Continuous case: joint PDFs, marginals

Joint expectation



Analogy with independent events

Definition (pairwise)

Comment for multivariate mutual independence

Independent, Identically Distributed (IID)

Simple Random Sample of size n

Expectation of functions of independent random variables

Sampling Distributions

Simple Random Samples


Mean and variance of linear combination of independent sample

2010-10-18 Mon

Mean and variance of X-bar

MGF of linear combination of independent sample

MGF of X-bar

Example: SRS(11) from gamma, find dist'n of X-bar

Proposition: SRS(n) from norm, then X-bar is normal, too

Sum of independent chisq is chisq, and df's add

Sum of squared standard normals is chisq with df = n

Theorem: SRS(n) from norm, then

  1. X-bar and S2 are independent
  2. S2 is scaled chisq with df = n - 1

Linear combinations of independent normals is normal, too

Central Limit Theorem

statement of the theorem


  • if X's are normal, then X-bar is normal
  • if X's are close to normal, then X-bar is close to normal, too
  • Discrete/continuous doesn't matter
  • how large is large?

2010-10-20 Wed

Example: SRS(40) have μ = 21 and σ = 7. Find probability for X-bar.

Student's t distribution and the F distribution

Student's t

where it comes from, notation


  • looks like norm but with heavy tails
  • as df gets large approaches norm(0,1)

Why it's called "Student's t" and William Sealy Gosset

F distribution

where it comes from, notation

Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher and Snedecor

Graphs of the PDF

If F ~ f(n1,n2) then 1/F ~ f(n2,n1)

Other types of sampling distributions

Two norm samples, difference in means

Simulation based


Maximum likelihood

Example: go fishing, count the number of sharks

Likelihood function, L

Maximize L, for us, with derivative

X-bar pops out of nowhere!

2010-10-25 Mon

Check it's a max with FDT or SDT

General case for maximum likelihood


  • MLE: maximum likelihood estimator
  • point estimators of a parameter
  • sometimes take logs before differentiating

Example: MLE for geom distribution

More remarks

  • can do it for more than one parameter
  • sometimes need sophisticated numerical methods
  • MLEs not unique, in general
  • sometimes an MLE does not exist
  • MLEs are just one of many types of point estimator

Definition of unbiased estimator

Example: X-bar is unbiased in the sharks problem

Example: in two-parameter norm case, MLE of variance is biased, but sample variance is unbiased

Confidence intervals for means

why CI's are important for estimation

intuition for the z-interval

Definition of z-interval, confidence interval, confidence coefficient

Example: 90% confidence interval for μ


  • for fixed confidence, as sample size increases the CI gets shorter
  • for fixed sample size, as confidence increases the CI gets wider

Example: SRS(10) from pop'n, find 95% CI for μ

  1. identify Parameter of interest, in context
  2. check Assumptions
  3. choose relevant Name of procedure based on above
  4. actually calculate the Interval
  5. state Conclusion, in context of problem

2010-10-27 Wed


If σ is unknown, use s instead


  • if n is large then approx 100(1 - α )% confidence
  • if n small

– if pop'n normal then use Student's t critical value, get t-interval – if pop'n non-normal — if approx normal then still not too bad — if highly skewed or outliers, ask statistician

  • can have one-sided intervals, too

Example: SRS(7) from pop'n, assume norm, find CI for μ

Confidence intervals for difference of two means

intuition for the confidence interval

First suppose variances known: two-sample z-interval

If variances are unknown:

  • samples both large: use sample variances, approximate 100(1-α )% confidence
  • one (or both) samples small, then in trouble unless

– pop'ns both normal — if variances equal: pooled t-interval — variances unequal: Welch interval

Example: independent SRS(4) and SRS(7), norm

2010-11-01 Mon

Welch-Aspin interval explained

How to do it with R

Confidence intervals for proportions

Examples of proportions

The asymptotic z-interval for proportions

Example: SRS(4791) from binom, find 95% CI for p

Score interval: see book

Confidence intervals (asymptotic) for two proportions

One-sided CIs for p

How to do it with R

Sample size

margin of error, E

sample sizes for means, easy

Example: find n such that x-bar plus/minus E is 95% CI


  • always round up

For proportions, little bit harder

  1. replace p with prior guess
  2. replace p(1 - p) with 1/4, can't do worse

Example: monkeys who don't like bananas, find sample size for proportion, both methods

Sample size for small pop'ns, use hypergeometric distribution

Hypothesis Testing

For proportions

Example: shotgun machine, want to improve performance, install thing-a-majig


  • null hypothesis
  • alternative hypothesis

2010-11-03 Wed

Basic hypothesis testing procedure

  1. set up hypotheses, collect some data
  2. assume null is true, construct 95% CI for parameter
  3. if CI doesn't cover null value, reject H0, otherwise, don't reject

More terminology

  • Type I error, Type II error
  • significance level
  • rejection region
  • two-sided and one-sided tests

Tests of hypotheses for one proportion (asymptotic)

Draw pictures

Example: observe bunch of shotguns, do hypothesis test

Example: do another hypothesis test, but for different significance levels

p-value of a hypothesis test

Example: find p-value for previous test

Hypothesis testing: "reject H0 if p-value is small"

Tests of hypotheses for two proportions

For one mean and/or one variance

Given SRS(n) from norm, unknown mean

For means

  • σ known: z-tests for one mean
  • σ unknown: t-tests for one mean

If σ unknown but n is large then use z-test

Example: SRS(9) from norm, hypothesis test for the mean, find p-value

2010-11-15 Mon

More about p-values

Standard error of the sample mean

Standard errors in general

For variances

Tests of hypothesis for a variance

Example: salary from RcmdrTestDrive

How to do it with R

sigma.test from the TeachingDemos package

For two means and/or two variances

For two means

Independent two-sample t-test (pooled)

Example: mean before by smoking in RcmdrTestDrive


  • two-sample z-test
  • large sample approximation

For two variances

Two-sample F-test

Example: variance of before by smoking in RcmdrTestDrive

How to do it with R

var.test from base R

2010-11-17 Wed


  • side-by-side displays
  • watch assumptions

– normality – equal variances

For paired samples

Paired t-test

Example: compare before vs. after in RcmdrTestDrive

Simple Linear Regression


Regression Assumptions

What does it mean?

Maximum likelihood derivation of least-squares

2010-11-24 Mon

Parameter estimates

Example: salary modeled by order in RcmdrTestDrive

How to do it with R: the lm function

Take a look at the fitted line


MLE of residual standard error

Why is it called "Regression"?

Interval estimation

Sampling distributions

Confidence intervals for regression parameters

How to do it with R

2010-11-29 Mon

Residual analysis


Assess normality

Assess constant variance

Assess independence

Other topics

Chi-square goodness of fit

Karl Pearson (1900)



  • observed versus expected
  • rule of thumb: expected counts at least 5

Example: Gregor Mendel's corn

How to do it with R

2010-12-01 Wed

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)


ANOVA Decomposition

Between vs. within

Sampling dist's of SSTO, SSE

Cochran's Theorem

Sampling dist'n of SST


Example: breaks by tension in warpbreaks data

How to do it with R

the aov function in base R


  • constant variance
  • normality assumption
  • multi-way ANOVA
  • balanced sample sizes

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If your document contains nontrivial examples of program code, we recommend releasing these examples in parallel under your choice of free software license, such as the GNU General Public License, to permit their use in free software.

Author: G. Jay Kerns

Date: 2010-12-03 15:08:39 EST

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