Stat 495
Applied Statistics for Industry I

Instructor: W. Robert Stephenson
3111 Snedecor Hall
Phone: (515) 294-7805
Fax: (515) 294-4040
Office Hours:
Lecture: Offered on line via Blackboard.


The text Statistical Quality Design and Control, 2nd edition by DeVor, Chang and Sutherland is a required text.
Course materials including handouts of PowerPoint presentations seen on the videos will be made available via Blackboard.

Off campus students will need to identify a proctor who will supervise the exams at their locations.

Proctor Form

Exam 1: Week of September 29
Exam 2: Week of November 3
Final Exam: Week of December 15


The due date for each assignment is one week after it is assigned. Corrected assignments will be returned as soon as possible and a copy of the solution will be made available to you.


Grading is based on your performance on exams, the project and homework assignments. The breakdown of points is as follows:

Exam 1: 100 pts
Exam 2: 100 pts
Homework: 100 pts
Project: 70 pts
Final Exam: 130 pts
Total 500 pts

Blackboard, tapes of lectures and handbook materials:

All handouts and handbook materials are available to students registered for this course through Blackboard. To access Blackboard go to the
homepage of Iowa State University ( and follow the link to Blackboard. You will be asked to login with your
Network ID and Password.


You can download JMP by going to and following the appropriate link for instatllation on your
computer Windows or Mac. The standard version of JMP is fine. There is no need to download the PRO version. You will have to type
in your ISU netid and password in order to do this. Once the zip file is downloaded to your desktop (it is a pretty big file at 360 MB) you will
need to extract the files and run the setup.exe file. Follow the step-by-step instructions.

You may install JMP on your personal computer. The software will work until June 30, 2015.

Course handouts:

Additional material for Exam 1 the week of September 29

Homework assignments: Fall 2014

Solutions to Homework assignments: Fall 2014 will be made available to you after assignments have been submitted.

Exam Material: