Introduction to Statistics 1
Prof: Stephanie Stine / Spring 2023
Aug 11, 2023
The course was honestly pretty easy I think I finished with nearly a 100. Stine's lectures and exams were consistent and made sense. To me, everything was rather straight forward. She had an option to attend lectures in person/watch live on zoom at 8am, watch a recording afterwards, or do an interactive playposit, so there are many different ways to get the information. There was a textbook that I never got because it was optional. Maybe I'm just good at stats but honestly I felt like it was an easy class. The most annoying thing though was probably the labs. To me, they felt kind of useless.
Probability, confidence intervals, confidence levels, z-scores, all of that. The content of the first exam was incredibly easy and I believe I felt the same for the third exam. The second exam was the trickiest as whether or not you used mean or proportion would determine how to approach a question, along with a few other factors that can get easily confused. But each exam came with a formula sheet and a z and t table, so there was no need to memorize those.
I never saw her face in person, but I watched her recorded lectures from class and she explained concepts very well. She was rather responsive to emails (I think) and her exams are very straightforward.
Prof: Stephanie Stine / Spring 2023
May 2, 2023
The class is easy if you manage your time well. I took the hybrid section so I did the lectures online and labs in person.
I love Stine! Her notes are great and easy to understand
Prof: Stephanie Stine / Fall 2022
Jan 9, 2023
I overall enjoyed this class. There are 2 quizzes per week and 3 "mini projects". There are 3 exams as well. I consider this class to be very fair. You will get out of it what you put in. I studied super hard on the first exam, nailed it. Slacked off on the 2nd, and it cost me my A+, then refocused on the 3rd exam and nailed it. Don't procrastinate or you will get overwhelmed. Lectures are long, but they are incredibly thorough. If you understand the practice exams, you will ace the real exams.
I found it very interesting to learn about how data is collected and how to interpret it fairly. Very useful information.
The professor was incredibly swift in her replies to my emails. Loved that. She is passionate about the material and easy to learn from.
I wish I knew I didn't really need to but the textbook AT ALL. Everything you need to know is in the lectures and practice exams.
Prof: Maria Ripol / Fall 2022
Dec 16, 2022
I really enjoyed the class. Professor Ripol made her expectations very clear and helped explain concepts further when needed. Also, there was no real cumulative final: just exams 1, 2, and 3 which was nice.
Professor Ripol explained concepts further when asked and provided a lot of practice opportunities for the test. My only con would be that she purposefully tries to trick people on certain exam questions, so make sure you go through the wording in the notes and apply it in the tests.
Make sure you do multiple practice exams after going over your notes. Looking over the specific wording of answers will help you not get caught up on the confusing wording in some of the exam questions.
Prof: Stephanie Stine / Summer 2022
Oct 3, 2022
Took over Summer A and while the assignments were spaced very close together it did not feel especially rushed. Pretty easy class however I did have background in Stats from AP Statistics.
Prof: Stephanie Stine / Summer 2022
Aug 17, 2022
Took it Summer A and got a 96. You could get Study Edge, but Stine's lectures are so thorough with so many practice problems, you don't even need it tbh
Great foundation for future stats classes. This class, unlike AP stats, focuses on practical applications, mainly through the mini projects which are super fun and useful.
Stine is the best, she's so kind and responds extremely fast to inquiries.
Just watch the lectures and put in the time.
Prof: Stephanie Stine / Spring 2022
Jun 1, 2022
Stine is an excellent teacher, but I honestly just used Study Edge to help me learn everything faster. However, you do not need Study Edge to get a good grade in the course.
Prof: Maria Ripol / Fall 2021
Jan 8, 2022
Tests were tricky with their wording but overall, not impossible to get an A on every one. There is a lab portion where you must go to a lab every week and do a short lab activity, it's not very hard.
She really wants people to succeed and is very good at making her expectations clear. You will know exactly what it going to be on the exams.
Don't buy the textbook. Make friends with the people you sit next to in lab in case you have a question. Watch lectures on 1.6x speed. Do all the practice exams!!!
Prof: Maria Ripol / Fall 2020
Sep 8, 2021
Having never taken a stats course before, I was a bit nervous going in. Luckily, the content was very interesting and applicable to real life, something I value heavily in a math class! The content could be tricky, but never got to be over-the-top challenging. Also, the textbook wasn't required which was really nice because honestly the notes you get to fill in cover everything you need to know. There were 3 lectures a week and a quiz for each lecture, but basically if you listened at all you were guaranteed to pass the quiz. The quizzes and tests were multiple-choice, and if I recall correctly non-cumulative. The "labs" are also pretty easy, just extension exercises to apply stats to the real world.
Dr. Ripol was fantastic, she explained stats in a way that really made sense. I liked having the recorded lectures (maybe only due to COVID, not sure) because I could rewind the parts that didn't make sense. Also, she provided us with past exams to study, so nothing on the tests was a huge surprise.
Study the practice exams, do the labs and quizzes on time, do the extra credit assignments.
Dr. Maria Ripol
Sep 8, 2021
The course difficulty wasn't that bad and her preparatory content did help. The main issue I had is severe ADHD that led to me missing a bunch of quizzes, homework, and not listening to lectures. I have no clue how I managed to get a B-, but I do remember some stuff from the class now that I'm using it in another class, so I'd say that you do learn stuff from the class. Stats as a topic is boring but I think this class definitely was alright.
This is probably very basic advice to students who don't suffer from a cripplingly short attention span but TURN IN ASSIGNMENTS. As long as you do and turn in assignments you'll be able to learn the content, since statistics is fairly straightforward.
Sep 5, 2021
Professor Stine was the best!! She had practice homework *NOT GRADED* and would give us practice exams that bettered my understandings and helped me do significantly better on her exams. Practice Exams were similar to her real exams. Her lectures are easy to follow. Stine made a study guide and would annotate it with us. Like who does that?! She gives you multiple extra credit opportunities. Overall 10/10 because I wish every class at UF was like this. Smokin Notes not needed at all.
Prof: Stephanie Stine / Summer 2021
Sep 4, 2021
I dislike math, and didn't have a very good teacher in high school, so take what I say with a grain of salt. I had a very stressful time in this class, but was able to scrape by with a C with the help of a tutor. Being that it was in the summer, the workload was super heavy, and lasted around a month (despite the 6 weeks that were advertised).
This is kind of tricky to answer, because the professor is not the person that I watched in the videos. I will say though that she seemed like a quality teacher in her introduction video. She also provided extra credit, and was pretty fair with the scoring.
If you aren't good at math, I would advise a tutor. If you're fine at it, or went to a high school that actually taught you anything math-related, I'm sure you'll be fine.
Stine is the only teacher that I am aware of (of course this was done online and over the summer), so I suppose I have no other choice but to choose her.
Aug 29, 2021
Easy as long as you do all of the practice exams before the real exams
You must do the practice questions/exams. Study Edge/Smokin Notes can be helpful but definitely not necessary in my opinion.
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