STA 291 Statistical Methods

Introduction to principles of statistics. Statistical description of sample data including frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, and measures of dispersion. Theoretical distributions, statistical estimation, and hypothesis testing. Introduction to simple linear regression and correlation.

Spring Semester 2009


Gerard Keller, Statistics for Management and Economics,
8th Edition, 2008, including CengageNOW 1-Semester Instant Access Code,
ISBN-10: 0324569491, ISBN-13: 9780324569490.
UK Bookstore offers you to buy the book used and the access code separately which will save you some money.


Ruriko Yoshida, Assistant Professor of Statistics

Time and Place for STA291, Spring Semester 2009

  • Tue and Thurs 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM, CB242

Course Website

Syllabus For STA 291

See PDF.


  • Exam 1 February 17, 5:00PM to 7:00 PM
  • Exam 2 April 7, 5:00PM to 7:00 PM
  • Final May 5th, 2009 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Chemistry-Physics building 320



  • Information on CengageNOW for STA291 students (DOC)


  • Exam 1 will be at BS 107 from 5pm to 7pm on Feb 17th, Tue. You need my permission to take a Make-up exam by sending me an email by noon of Feb 17th. Practice exam for Exam 1 DOC (NOTE: Skip Question 4 (b, c, d, e) and Question 5). SOLUTION (PDF)
  • Practice Exam for Exam 2 DOC SKIP problems 19, 20, 23 (d, e), 24, 25. They are never covered in the class anyway. SOLUTION PDF
  • Practice Exam for the final DOC. Practice Exam for the final with solutions DOC.

Lecture notes for STA 291, Spring Semester 2009