Final Exam

General Info

The final exam is at 6:30pm on Saturday, May 13. Please bring your calculator and something to write with. If possible, do not bring much else with you, it makes the room less crowded. You will be provided with the same handouts as on test 2, including the chart we used for t and z inference procedures.


The exam will cover chapters 1-9, 10 and 12.

Questions on the final will be similar to but not identical to questions from homework, quizzes and tests. They will be designed to try to see how well you understand the material, not how well you can perform various procedures mindlessly. Your reasoning and explanations will be at least as important as your answers.


The test format should look very familiar when you see it, but the distribution of the problem formats will be somewhat different from that of the tests. There will be fewer problems that require significant computation and more problems that require only interpretting output (perhaps with minor computations), and more problems that are of a multiple choice, true/false or short answer format.

Some things you can expect:


Read through the instruction provided before test 1 prior to coming to the test and follow them when you take your test.

Some advice


Keep in mind the goals for the course (see the course home page). They provide a general framework that will guide me in making the exam.

For those of you who like a bit more detail, here is a list of things you should be sure you know how to do. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list, but it is an important list.

You should be able to:

Note that the test will be a sample from the possible topics, so some topics from the above list will not appear on the test.

Final Exam Information Last Modified: Thursday, 11-Jan-2001 16:02:44 EST