ST 411/511 Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get the syllabus?

The Fall 2021 syllabus will be similar to the Fall 2019 syllabus.

I will need to miss a few classes. Will that be a problem?

All materials will be available on the Canvas course site, including recordings of the lectures. Homework will be submitted online. As long as you have an internet connection, you should be able to keep up, even if you’re not physically on campus.

I’ve never taken statistics before. Can I still take ST 411/511?

The prerequisite is an introductory course such as ST 351. If you have not taken an introductory statistics course, then you are responsible for acquiring the background yourself. You should be familiar with t and Z hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. You should understand the following concepts: random sampling, probability distributions, normal curve, null hypothesis, p-value, and population vs. sample quantities. You should be familiar with the following population and sample quantities: mean, median, standard deviation, variance.

I have no experience with R. Will I be able to keep up?

ST 411/511 does not assume you have any programming experience at all. The labs and lectures will provide example R code, which you will be able to modify in order to complete the homework.

I have a scheduling conflict and need an override.

Please fill out the override request form. If you miss class, you can view the recording so you will not fall behind.