Questionnaire for students registered in
one or both of these courses

INTRODUCTION

We ask you to complete this questionnaire in order
to help us (the course instructors) know better the students taking this course,
and your potential instructional needs. Responses given will also be used to illustrate
certain points in up-coming lectures. Please respond to all the questions as accurately
as possible. If any results from this survey are shown in class, we will make sure
that no individual identities could be deduced or even guessed at (i.e., summary
information for the whole class only will be presented). Thank you.

IF YOU ARE TAKING 606, PLEASE COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THIS AFTER YOU HAVE ATTENDED THE 1ST 606
CLASS ON FRIDAY SEPT 7th -- the reason for, and answer to, the last (and 606-specific)
question will only become evident during that 1st class.

IF YOU ARE NOT TAKING 606, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THIS NOW.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
5 PM, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10.

TO: Instructors for Courses 513-606 and 513-607, McGill
University, Fall 2001

Here are some details about me ... [button to submit infomation is at end of
form]

13. (Starting
with 1st born ) the sequence of M=males and F=females is...

M F

M F

M F

M F

M F

M F

M F

M F

14. (Starting
with 1st born ) they are R=righthanded L=lefthanded ...

R L

R L

R L

R L

R L

R L

R L

R L

15. Here is
how much I agree/disagree with the statement

"Examinations are the best method to assess learning"

Strongly agree

Strongly disagree

16. Here is
how much I agree/disagree with the statement

"Exercises that are reviewed in small group
sessions are the best method of teaching."

Strongly agree

Strongly disagree

17. Computer-related
information (I have checkedALL those that apply..
)

Computer

Internet

I own
a personal computer; on it I have ...

Win95
Win98
Win2000
MacOS

I have access to one at home/residence

I have access to one at school/work

I have access to one with Excel software

I have
access to it at home/residence

I have access to it at school/work

Computer Software
I am familiar with..

Statistical Packages
I am familiar with..

Operating Systems
I am familiar with..

Word WordPerfect
Excel PowerPoint
Acrobat Reader

SAS
SPSS
Stata
S-Plus or R
Minitab
Epi-Info

Windows
MacOS
Linux
Unix
Other

18. My mathematical
and statistical preparation (checkALL
those that apply.. )

Calculus Courses
I have taken

Statistical Courses
I have taken..

Differential
Calculus:
# years ago
Integral Calculus:
# years ago

epi/biostat
in undergrad medical curriculum
a full intro stats course
a full 2nd level stats course (incl. multiple regression)

The most substantial of these stats courses was
years ago

19.As for
my general comfort level with math, I would say I am ...

Not at all comfortable

Very Comfortable

20.[This question is not testing
material from a formal probability course .. it is just a check on your intuition]

The first assignment in the probability course in Berkeley
used to be to toss a fair coin 50 times, record on a sheet of paper the sequence
of heads and tails, and hand it in. Many students took a 'shortcut' and made up the
sequence out of their head. Try your 'hand' (or head) at making up a random sequence
of the results of 50 tosses, i.e., out of your head enter a sequence of 50 lower
case h's and t's, with no blanks. The computer will beep when you have entered 50
letters.

sequence (lower case h t)

For the next next two questions, indicate
what you perceive the temperature to be
(i.e. do not look at a thermometer or consult a radio or tv station!)

21. The outdoor
temperature right now is F OR
C

22. The temperature
in this room right now is F OR
C

23. I feel
that the temperature in this room right now is

Too cold

About right

Too hot

24. I have do
not have a headache today

25. I had did
not have a headache at some time in the past month

26. I have do
not have a medical condition requiring regular medication (e.g., asthma, hypertension, diabetes, ...)

27. This condition
delevoped did not develop in the past
five years
(check here instead
if above question does not apply)

28. In the
606 class,
I picked the following candy