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STAT 519 - Sampling

Class Session: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Monday, April 30, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Prerequisites: STAT 515 or equivalent

Instructor: Cheryl Black

Note: Course will be delivered by Web conferencing utilizing Adobe Connect. This section is for USC Columbia undergraduate students only. Students may be present, either in person or online, for the class sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:20-3:35, or may view the lectures at a later time. USC Columbia Students attending in person may attend classes in Wardlaw College room 116; all other students will view via the Internet and may call in with questions. For students viewing the class live online, the Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. Students viewing at a later time may visit the Web site video.sc.edu; click on the appropriate college/school and then your class link to view lectures. High-speed Internet access is required for Adobe Connect.


Course Description

Techniques of statistical sampling in finite populations with applications in the analysis of sample survey data. Topics include simple random sampling for means and proportions, stratified sampling, cluster sampling, ratio estimates, and two-stage sampling.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Syllabus Information

Available online in Blackboard


Assignment Information

Available online in Blackboard


Information is accurate as of June 23, 2018, 7:37 pm (Subject to change)

Special Fee Notification

Students may be required to be proctored during online test completion. If students are unable to attend test proctoring sessions in person at the Distributed Learning office, additional fees may apply for online test proctoring if the course requires online testing.



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