STAB22: An Introduction to Statistics

Fall 2014 

Ken Butler, Asal Aslemand, Srishta Chopra

Course outline
What Statistics and STAB22 is about
Lecture notes:
MyStatLab and StatCrunch: what they are and how to access them along with a blurb about StatCrunch and some info about getting started.

Statistical tables (as a spreadsheet) or the tables you'll get on the exam.
Old exams

Got a question? Read the FAQ first.
Graphic syllabus
Text and software
Where are my classes? Tutorial rooms and times can change without notice.
Contact us


If you are reading this, you have found your way to the fall 2014 STAB22 home page. Welcome!

Reading along the rows: Ken Butler and daughter, Srishta Chopra and husband, Asal Aslemand and artwork.

Use the links to the left to navigate, or to get in touch with us.

News is here

  • 2014-10-24 15:30: Ken's updated lecture notes uploaded (sorry for delay).
  • 2014-10-21 11:30: Ken's updated lecture notes uploaded.
  • 2014-10-20 17:30: Here's who is where for their exam, by first letter of last name:
    • A: S 143
    • B-SHE: (old) Gym (in the R wing)
    • SHI-V: S 309
    • W-Z: S 319
    The rooms are almost at capacity, so that if you show up at the wrong room for your exam, you will be sent to the correct one, and you will not receive extra time for your exam.
  • 2014-10-20 17:30: The TAs are having office hours before the midterm exam. Check here to find out when they will be on duty. They will be in IC 404. To see the whole schedule, click on the "crinkled" bit between dates.
  • 2014-10-10 08:30: Anran Jia is unable to conduct tutorial this morning.
  • 2014-10-03 11:30: edited version of Ken's lecture notes after today's class. (I'll figure out what to do about the StatCrunch stuff.)
  • 2014-09-29 12:00 edited 2014-10-03 10:00: Midterm will be on Saturday November 1 at 13:00 in the (old) Gym, S128 and S143, S309 and S319. We'll let you know which room you have to go to. The midterm covers whatever we get to by the Tuesday of the preceding week (this should be Chapter 15).
  • 2014-09-29 12:00: Math & Stats Learning Centre info.
  • 2014-09-26 11:30: Ken's notes with amendments from today are up.
  • 2014-09-19 11:15: today's amended notes from Ken's lecture are up.
  • 2014-09-16 15:30: WebWork is up and running. As per the course outline, there is a bonus to your grade if you tackle the problems successfully.
  • 2014-09-16 12:00: In Ken's section? I have shared some data sets and reports on StatCrunch here. If you are logged into StatCrunch, you can access the data right away. (Anything missing that you would like to see? Let me know.)
  • 2014-09-16 11:30: Are you registered for a tutorial? If not, you are throwing away the quiz marks, which are the easiest 20% of your grade.
  • 2014-09-16 11:30: Ken's edited lecture notes are up.
  • 2014-09-12 11:30: Ken's (slightly edited) lecture notes, including from today's class, are up.
  • 2014-09-09 11:30: Ken's lecture notes from today are up.
  • 2014-09-09 11:30: StatCrunch and MyStatLab (online exercises and e-textbook) are recommended (but not required). If you bought a new textbook, you will have a card with an access code for these. If you bought a used textbook, you won't (the access code can only be used once). But you can buy access separately, as below:
    • StatCrunch: go here, click on Students Buy Access.
    • MyStatLab and e-textbook: go here. Enter a course ID in the box (Ken's one is butler33143), create a Pearson login (or log in with one that you already have), Use a Credit Card or PayPal.
  • Facilitated Study Groups as below:
    1HarrishTue 16:00-17:00AC 221
    2TharshikaWed 09:00-10:00M 170
    3HarrishFri 11:00-12:00AC 221
    4TharshikaFri 12:00-13:00AC 221
    These sessions are optional, but students have found them helpful. (You only need to go to one, since all the sessions cover the same ground.)

    Note also that the Academic Advising and Careers Centre offers study skills services. There will be a short announcement about that in class on Tuesday.

  • 2014-09-07 20:00: Are you in Tutorial 26? If so, note that there is no TA available for tutorial 26 on Monday Sep 8 only. For week 2 of classes, attend any tutorial that fits your schedule (you don't need to enrol). For week 3 of classes and beyond, tutorial 26 will run in its booked time and place.
  • 2014-09-05 11:30: today's notes for Ken's section are up (see above left).
  • 2014-09-02 11:35: For the second lecture (Thursday or Friday, depending on your section), read chapter 1 (very short) and chapter 2 of the textbook.
  • 2014-09-02 11:30: If you haven't signed up for a tutorial yet, make sure you do. There are some spaces left (not many): the faster you do this, the better your chances of getting a time that suits you. There is (or will be) space for everyone to be in a tutorial.
  • 2014-09-02 09:30: First lectures in all lecture sections are today!
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