Schedule for Polisci 209 – FALL 2017 (as of September 27, 2017)
Class Schedule
Week 1
Monday, August 28th: What are we doing in this class?
 Read Syllabus
 Think of introduction of yourself
 Buy book
 Buy calculator
Wednesday, August 30st: Questions
Friday, September 1st: Models
Week 2
Monday, September 4ht: Getting started in R
Wednesday, September 6th: Causal Inference
Friday, September 8th: Catching Up + Loading data into R & Histograms
Week 3
Monday, September 11th: Catching Up + Histograms in R
Wednesday, September 13th: Catching Up + Average and SD
Friday, September 15th: Starting Writing Assignment 1
Week 4
Monday, September 18th: Average and SD in R + Normal Approximation
Wednesday, September 20th: Catchup Normal Approximation
Friday, September 22th: Measurement + Measurement Exercise
Week 5
Monday, September 25th: Scatterplots and Correlation
 Read chs. 78 of FPP
 Send Writing Assignment 1 Comments to peer review partner (counts as assignment 3)
Wednesday, September 27th: Scatterplots and Correlation in R
Friday, September 29th: Regression
Week 6
Monday, October 2th: Regression
Wednesday, October 4th: Regression in R
Friday, October 6th: Review for Exam
Week 7
Monday, October 9th: Exam Review
Wednesday, October 11th: Exam 1
Friday, October 13th: Exam 1 Results
Week 8
Monday, October 16th: Regression error RMS
Wednesday, October 18th:  Notes on Regression in R & Multiple Regression
Friday, October 20th: Probability, Part 1
Week 9
Monday, October 23rd: Getting Started on Writing Assignment 2
Wednesday, October 25th: Probability, Part 2
Friday, October 27th: Law of Averages
Week 10
Monday, October 30: Expected Value and Standard Error
 Read ch. 17 of FPP.
 Send writing assigment 2 to peer review partner
Wednesday, November 1st: Normal Approximation for Probability Histograms
Friday, November 3rd: Sample Surveys I
 Read ch. 19 of FPP.
 Writing Assignment 2 due today
Week 11
Monday, November 6th: Sample Surveys II
Wednesday, November 8th: The Accuracy of Percentages
Friday, November 10th: The Accuracy of Percentages
Week 12
Monday, November 13th: Surveys in the Real World
Wednesday, November 15th: The Accuracy of Averages
Friday, November 17th: Class Canceled, Prof at conference
 work on Writing Assignment
Week 13
Monday, November 20th: Alumni Panel
 Send writing assigment 3 to peer review partner via eCampus
Wednesday, November 22nd
Turkey Break!
Week 14
Monday, November 27th: Null hypothesis and Significance test \& More Tests for Averages

Read ch. 26 of FFP
 Read ch. 27 of FPP
 Send Writing Assignment 3 Comments to peer review partner
Wednesday, November 29nd:
Friday, December 1st: A closer look at significance
Week 15
Monday, December 4th: Maps in R
Wednesday, December 6th