Introduction to Statistical Reasoning

V Ioudina

Introduction to Statistical Reasoning

Statistics department

V Ioudina

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Overall 2.6
Easiness of class 1.4
Workload 1.8
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Clarity of professor 2.4
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Helpfulness of professor 2.6


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Fall 2006

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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 3, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

I personally liked her a lot and enjoyed going to her lecture. I really enjoy her accent (it's not too difficult to understand) and she is SO intelligent & knows her stuff. This class wasn't too difficult for me because I took AP Stats in high school; I might've had a hard time learning from her if this was my first Stats class. She's an okay lecturer and her accent does make her a bit more difficult to follow, but overall don't be afraid to take her. If you go to lecture & put time & effort into the class, you'll be fine.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted July 1, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

Plain and simple, out of the other stats 10 professors, ioudina is the hardest. If you're stuck with her, you're screwed. Her tests are harder and her lectures are hard to follow partly due to her thick accent. Of course, there is no reason for you to try hard and get the A, but you're going to have to just that: try hard. On the bright side she is very nice. If you think there was a discrepancy in your test grade, you can go and argue your case and she'll give you a couple of points. The labs were also pretty easy, but that probably depends on your TA.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 23, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

First of all, if you took AP Stats in high school, do NOT be afraid to take this class with this professor. You cover more in the high school class than in this course -- essentially making the class a review of what you did for an entire year in high school. As a professor, she is okay. If you really focus in class, and just pay attention and do your work, then the class really really is not bad. I find that many people are keen to blame their problems on the professor, yet during the course they don't show up to class, or if they are in class, don't have a problem with taking a nap or just talking the whole time. I'm just saying that if you just take this class somewhat seriously, it is really not hard at all. At all. She does have an accent, but its not so bad that you can't understand her at all. The tests are straightforward -- you know what you're expected know, and thats all that you get tested on. So if you just review the material, you'll ace the tests, and ace the class. This professor is rated really low, but sometimes I feel like many people are keen to push the blame on to the professor, when she really is not bad. She has a great understanding of the material as well, so will answer any questions. The only concessions I can make are that yes, she does seem to go fast at times (but all her lecture slides are online), and yes, she is not the BEST at teaching the material. But she's not bad.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 22, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

I agree with the message below me. I came into this class expecting the worst but it was not as bad as I thought. However, I did have to try pretty hard and although I had no prior knowledge of stats, I ended up with an A- in the class which isn't bad. Professor Ioudina is a nice lady but she is not a good lecturer. She has a very thick accent (I still don't know what it is) and she was very confusing at times in explaining things. I basically read everything in the book myself and learned the material on my own. Also, my TA, Kekona Sorenson, was very helpful! If you take her class, I recommend you go see her in office hours because she is pretty welcoming when it comes to that and it may help you in the long run.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 14, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

Despite many of the evaluations posted, Professor Ioudina is not a horrible professor! I went into Stats 10 without any background in statistics, however, I'm expecting an A at the end of the quarter. Homework is strictly graded, but if you feel there are any distinctions, you can always go talk to her--she's bound to give at least a couple of points in return. There are 2 online quizzes a week which aren't too bad and she only accepts the highest of the 2 scores. She also drops the lowest quiz and homework grades at the end of the quarter and gives out extra credit opportunities. All in all, Ioudina is honestly not that bad. She gets easier to understand as the course progresses. The TAs were all extremely helpful, and as long as you attend lecture and pay attention you'll be fine.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 3, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

The woman is not a bad statistician, she is just a really bad professor. I went into her class feeling a dread and animosity for the woman based on the horror stories I've heard from her. However, I should say her class is possible: I'm passing with a B-average, and I'm one of those unfortunate souls who suck at math. Her class is not an easy-A, and I suggest anyone who can to sign up for tutoring to help clarify what she teaches (AAP!). But if you attend all lectures, discussions, pay close attention, and take advantage of her office hours now and then, its definately not the ride to hell you're probably expecting.
And about her accent, you'll learn to decifer it after the second week or so...

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 27, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

She can hardly speak english, and when she does she does not seem to realize that she should teach the terminology first before spewing it out in her think eastern european accent. Her tests are as poorly written as her lectures are spoken, and her homework is strictly graded, though she never assigns problems that you can check in the back of the book. Her test grading is extremely brutal, yet when I gave my first midterm back with a problem about grading she gave it back adding eight more points, showing that she not only grades strictly but also poorly. Personally, this class alone has made me cynical about the school in general as i do not see the value in paying for my education at a supposedly world-class university when i am given a terrible professor who does not and will not relate to her students. Her lectures are useless, yet she passes around a sign in sheet almost every day and gives pop quizzes almost any other day that she does not take attendence, only as another form of attendence. Even my TA has had trouble making up for the lack of teaching ability in Ioudina, and the only thing i feel that ive taken from this class is the understanding and expectation that from now on i will often have to teach myself classes from the text books because i fear i will not be able to depend on the professors at the school.

In summary, Ioudina should not be teaching prerequisite GE classes like Stats 10, because she is a terrible teacher who cannot relate to anyone that is not initally on the same page as her. Im sure she handles her statistics majors fine, but i am not one of them and my GPA has been significantly affected by her incompetence as a lecturer in the english language. Seriously, take a different teacher for this course. Its not funny, but its definitely a joke.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Nov. 14, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Ioudina is the worst teacher to have for Stats 10. The other professors are not only easier, but teach the material better. That being said, Stats 10 is an easy class for anyone who has taken statistics before. The class centers around very introductory concepts that are all covered in most highschool AP Stats courses.

Why is Ioudina so bad? She doesn't speak English well, has a think accent and has serious issues explaining things coherently. Going to lecture was pointless because I never learned anything. Thank god I had a stats background because then I could pretty much go over the book myself and learn it. I never went to lecture, except to turn in homework and when I did turn go, I dropped off my homework and promptly left. I also never went to discussion unless their was a lab. (you do computer projects).

BUT if you have never taken stats before and are unfamiliar to the subject, you must make more of an effort.

Stats 10 structure:

3 lectures/week, 2 dis/week
weekly homework -mandatory
labs -mandatory (easy, extra credit possible)
2 quizzes/week -on monday and thursday, taken at home/online/in you free time (best grade out of two counts)
midterm, final

If you can, try to take a different professor. Like Davis.

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