Here is a link back to the course syllabus/policy page.
This schedule is will be changing very frequently, please check it at least every class day, and before starting work on any assignment (in case the content of the assignment has changed).
Below, we refer to the class text Lies, Damned Lies, or Statistics as LDLoS. The whole book is available here, although below there will be links to particular sections of the book that you are asked to read and in which you will find problems to do.
If you see the symbol below, it means that class was videoed and you can get a link by e-mailing me. Note that if you know ahead of time that you will miss a class, you should tell me and I will be sure to video that day for you.
When there is a reading assignment, please read the named section(s) before that day.
Homework for a particular day is due that day, either in class or handed in at my office by 3pm.
The first ASE is quite simple and will likely be fairly short (1/2 a page?): Find on a website, in a newspaper or magazine, or in a book (maybe a textbook from another class) a passage (or graph) which uses one or more of the terms we have worked with so far in this class (the terms in bold above or in the textbook). What you are to hand in should have the following parts:
Or else search just on one, reputable site (put "site:nytimes.com," for example, to restrict a search to that site) for more general words. Here are the results of some such searches:
The British doctor Ben Goldacre has written and spoken in very informative and entertaining ways about the placebo effect. His books are
Please also hand in any unused Homework Late Passes you have left, for course extra credit.
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