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|3. If you could use any reference materials or software, indicate your level of confidence in your ability to complete each of the following tasks.||Completely confident||Somewhat confident||Not very confident||Could not
|a. Explain the method of least squares to a non-statistician.|
|b. Merge two large data sets (1000 observations) and check for errors in the programming or in the original data.|
|c. Estimate treatment means and standard errors for a randomized complete block design.|
|d. Design a randomized complete block experiment.|
|e. Design and implement a stratified random sample.|
|f. Analyze results of a survey from a stratified random sample.|
|g. Learn about a new statistical procedure that was not covered in any of your courses.|
|h. Explain the method of maximum likelihood estimation to a non-statistician.|
|Completely confident||Somewhat confident||Not very confident||Could not
|i. Using computer software, create a scatter plot of one variable against another variable with informative labels on each axis, a title and an appropriate legend.|
|j. Compute predicted values and standard errors for a quadratic regression model.|
|k. Explain the concept of a standard error of a regression coefficient.|
|l. Explain the concept of a confidence interval.|
|m. Write expressions for the expectation and variance of a random variable, given its probability density function or probability mass function.|
|n. Derive the maximum likelihood estimator of p, the probability of a success, in a binomial experiment.|
|o. Write a technical report or memo to a business person (e.g., colleague, supervisor, client) presenting the results of a statistical analysis you have completed.|
|p. Prepare and deliver a short (15-30 minute) presentation of a statistical analysis you have done, including creating visual aids (e.g., slides, poster, graphics).|
|q. Conduct a multiple regression analysis and interpret the results.|
|4. Which of the following statements best describes how well you think your grades generally match your expectations?|
|5. And which of the following statements best describes how well you think your grades generally match your ability?|
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