Statistics 202: Introduction to Statistics (Fall 2014)

If you are a Northwestern student in Statistics 202, please go to BlackBoard for announcements, homework assignments, readings, and quizzes.

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VanHoudnos, N. (Fall 2014). Course materials for Statistics 202: Introduction to Statistics. Northwestern University. Evanston, IL. Retrieved from:

If you use git, you may access all the files posted on this page at my course repo.


A pdf copy. The latex source.


Probability and Statistics by Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative (OLI).


The midterm exam (50 minutes). (pdf) [source]


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The following lectures have been delivered. The page numbers referenced refer to the OLI text.


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Homework assignments are distributed as R Markdown files for students to complete. Completed homework is knit into html and handed in via the course BlackBoard site. If you would like copies of the solutions, please contact me.