Course Information

Teaching team:

Professor Dr. Abrahamsen
TAs Ed Tam
  Mark Sampson
  Rose Graves
  Junette Yu
  Eduardo Coronado
  Samantha Morales
  Valerie Roberts

Required materials:

  • Textbook: OpenIntro Statistics - Diez, Barr, Cetinkaya-Rundel
    CreateSpace, 3rd Edition, 2015 (ISBN: 978-1943450039)
    The textbook is freely available online. You’re welcomed to read on screen or print it out. If you prefer a paperback version you can buy it at the cost of printing (around $10) on Amazon. The textbook store will not carry copies of this text.

  • Clicker: i>clicker2 (ISBN: 1429280476)
    If you would like to purchase a used clicker from a former student, see the list of students selling their clickers at this Google Doc. You can contact them directly, or leave your name on the list under “Wants to buy clicker”. The clickers will also be available at the Duke textbook store, or you can get them for slightly cheaper on Amazon. Note that this is i>clicker2, and not i>clicker+.

  • Calculator (optional): You will be allowed to use a calculator in this class. There is no restrictions on the type of calculator. A simple calculator that can take square roots should be sufficient.

Class meetings:

  • Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm, French Sciences 2231
  • Labs: Monday
    • 8:30am - 9:45am - TA: Mark Sampson - Perkins Link 088
    • 10:05am - 11:20am - TA: Rose Graves - Perkins Link 088
    • 11:45am - 1:00pm - TA: Junette Yu - Perkins Link 088
    • 1:25pm - 2:40pm - TA: Ed Tam - Perkins Link 087
    • 3:05pm - 4:20pm - TA: Eduardo Coronado - Perkins Link 088
    • 4:40pm - 5:55pm - TA: Ed Tam - Perkins Link 088


  • Midterm 1: Thursday, Feb 14
  • Midterm 2: Thursday, Mar 28
  • Final: Monday, Apr 29, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Office Hours:

  • Professor Abrahamsen:
  • Day / time: Tuesday and Thursday 1:30pm - 2:30pm or by appointment
    • Location: Old Chemistry 223E
  • Teaching Assistants:
TA Day / Time Location
Tessa Johnson F 5:30-7:30 pm Old Chem 025
Mark Sampson Th 6-8 pm Old Chem 025
Rose Graves T 7-9pm Old Chem 203B
Lavonne Hoang F 2-4 pm Old Chem 203B
Samantha Morales T 3:30-5:30 pm Old Chem 203B
Tess Chandler Th 3-4 pm & F 12-1 pm Th: Old Chem 203B & F: Old Chem 025
Junette Yu W 11am-1pm Old Chem 203B
Morgan Bird M 5-7 pm Old Chem 025
Sibura Seranaj M 9-11 am Old Chem 203B
Melanie Lai Wai T 8:30-10:30 am Old Chem 203B
Valerie Roberts M 6:30-8:30 pm Old Chem 025
Ed Tam T 12-2 pm Old Chem 203B
Eduardo Coronado W 5-7 pm Old Chem 203B
Brian Jiang T 6-8 pm Old Chem 203B
Austin Jia M 2:30-4:30 pm Old Chem 203B


  • January 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • March 11 - 15 - Spring Recess

Green Classroom


This course has achieved Duke’s Green Classroom Certification. The certification indicates that the faculty member teaching this course has taken significant steps to green the delivery of this course. Your faculty member has completed a checklist indicating their common practices in areas of this course that have an environmental impact, such as paper and energy consumption. Some common practices implemented by faculty to reduce the environmental impact of their course include allowing electronic submission of assignments, providing online readings and turning off lights and electronics in the classroom when they are not in use. The eco-friendly aspects of course delivery may vary by faculty, by course and throughout the semester. Learn more at