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STA 261: Statistics
Miami University

Average Class Rating

Rated 3.4/5

Average Class Difficulty

3.0/5

Rated moderate

Average Grade

B

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STA 261 Statistics is a Statistics course at MU taught by the following professor: Charlesdunn.
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  • Class rating 3/5
    Impossible. a lot of people ended up dropping the class because of his grading style. he then blamed the class and never thought he was the one to blame for making the test pretty hard. Seriously impossible. He grades as if this the class were a 400 level class and expects you to know as much as stats majors. WAY to hard for an Intro class. STAY AWAY! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He was a good teacher of getting his points across, but his test and exams are very difficult, and he took off points for the dumbest things. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Very difficult to understand and couldn't care less about the student's grades. He deters people's interest in Statistics with nearly impossible tests. If this teacher does not like you then you will not do well. Avoid this teacher at all costs! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Words can't describe how big of a mistake it was to take this class with this professor. The material is not that difficult, or at least it shouldn't be, but Kevin doesn't take the time to make sure everyone is understanding things. Near impossible to receive a good grade on his exams. He hates email, so if you need help or have a problem you must go to office hours. Overall I would not recommend. He gave us a semester-long project that he didn't explain at all and graded it ridiculously hard. Exams were impossible no matter how much I studied. Kevin had a haughty attitude and seemed to take pride in failing students. Half the class dropped out I wish I did. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Do not take this teacher. One of my hardest/worst classes at Miami. I STUDIED BLIND. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Agree with the comment below. He would blame the whole class failing an exam on our lack of effort - never on his teaching. He also didn't bother to show up for our exam review day, which was obviously really helpful when taking the exam. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Definitely the worst class I've ever taken and it shouldn't have been that hard. This guy really does not need to be teaching he does not really care about his students and resorts to trickery and pure disregard to grades. I have had the worst time in this class and wish I could go back and pick somebody else. DO NOT TAKE THIS AWFUL TEACHER! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Tests are impossible. I went to every class, every SI session, a tutor, and his office hours...and still failed the first two tests. I'm usually really good in math and put in a fair amount of effort in class and i ended up having to withdraw from this class half way through the semester. The project was there to help us understand the material but it ended up just killing me because he was unclear with dates, content, and was EXTREMELY slow in handing back parts of it. I loathe sta 261. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class was extremely hard. He grades ridiculously hard. Don't take him unless you're looking to lower your GPA. He doesn't act like he has any concern for students' and lectures about how grades aren't important. he was extremely unhelpful. while most other stats sections were averaging A's/B's...we were lucky to get out of there with a solid C. I went to his office once for help - and he pretty much told me that i had no hope. i've never been bad at math, he just doesnt explain anything. and yea, he decided not to come to class the d ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    impossible...seriously. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    extremely difficult even though i've already taken an ap stats class in high school and did fairly well ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    By far the worst class I took at Miami - he was extremely unhelpful and seemed like he took pride in giving out bad grades. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    kevin was awful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Nice guy.didn't really like his teaching style at all.tests and quizzes were a bit unfair at times.started offering a little extra credit when half the class was failing though.and way to not come to class the friday before exam week, not passing out our quizzes, not collecting our homework, and not telling us what was on the exam. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Don't believe the haters! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Honestly, I think this class was easy and well taught by Dr. Dunn. If you show up and pay attention there is no reason to not do well! He prepares you well for the exam, puts together a study guide that tells you all you need to know to do to get an A! The only way you do poorly in this class is if you don't pay attention. He's also pretty funny in the sense that he tries to tell jokes! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Good course but somewhat difficult Prior to this class, I had no knowledge of stats, and I ended up with an A+. Attendance is mandatory, but he states he uses attendance to curve if you have a borderline grade. Also, if you know the difference between a population and a sample, you'll do fine. Just plug and chug ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    very knowledgeable of the subject. notes were pretty clear and tests were based almost exactly off the notes. loved the 3page rule! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Notes are very clear and concise ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He isn't very good at explaining things when asked a question, but he knows the material. Tests are fairly easy. It's not hard to get a decent grade. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dr. Dunn is really not that difficult of a professor. His tests all follow the same format. Page 1 is vocabulary terms, lists, and definitions. Page 2 and 3 are problems that are written the same way as the ones worked out in notes and hw. Very boring, darkens the room, basically reads the notes for 50 min. Not a heavy-homework class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Did not like this class. He basically makes you sit in a dark room for 50 minutes while he reads notes off of Microsoft Word. He didn't even spice it up with power point. I really do not recommend this class unless you have no other options. I was so worried about memorizing pointless statistics definitions that I wasted time and didn't finish problems! He was way too complicated about things and I failed his class. Can't wait to find a better Prof, heard Groggel was great! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Do not take his class, super boring Lectures are dry but mandatory. Tests require you to focus on details making it easy to miss important things. Lots of points are taken off for minute details. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    His lectures are pointless and confusing. Notes are not helpful at all, very difficult to pay attention, and tests are extremely difficult. Avoid this teacher at all costs. The labs are mandatory attendance. He grades homework and is very strict. Exams are hard. Avoid him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He always required a first page of fill in the blank questions on the exams. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class isn't that awful as far as work load, but the professor is absolutely awful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Horrible teacher! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    What a wonderful professor. dry material, but excellent clarity, genuine guy, willing to help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    BOGAN IS A MUST! He is very clear and does plenty of examples. He wants you to do well. I am not a math person but I was able to manage an A even though I got a C on my first exam. I was so nervous going into stats but the way Bogan teaches the material has made me fall in love with stats. its hard but he's a great teacher and makes the material easier to understand. He puts up all his old quizzes/exams online which is super helpful when it comes to studying. He's fun and engaging. .too bad he's leaving ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Enthusiastic and really approachable professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    TAKE BOGAN. Its truly disappointing that he's leaving after this semester. If he ever comes back to Miami, I 100% urge you to take him for Stats. I actually enjoyed the class so much that i'm going to take more STA classes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    TAKE BOGAN. I was not looking forward to taking statistics, and while I found the subject matter difficult, Bogan did a nice job presenting the material to me, not being a math person. He is very approachable, and genuinely wants to help you. He does a lot of examples in class, and makes the info clear. TAKE HIM!! He recognizes that the class is pretty tough and is willing to help. The class is pretty straightforward and if you pay attention you should do pretty well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I loved this class and Bogan! he couldn't be nicer, he doesn't trick you, and knows his class is mandatory for all A & S majors. I was dreading taking stats because I hate math, but Bogan is awesome and he's totally hilarious. He posts old exams and quizzes online so you can study from them and you get one hand written notecard with whatever you want on it for each exam. He made the class actually enjoyable, and if you need stats you NEED to take it from Bogan!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    AMAZING GUY! statistics kind of sucks, but he tries his best to make it cool. I was not looking forward to taking statistics, and while I found the subject matter difficult, Bogan did a nice job presenting the material to me, not being a math person. He is very approachable, and genuinely wants to help you. He does a lot of examples in class, and makes the info clear. TAKE HIM!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    to be honest, i was dreading having to take stats...bogan is a great prof though and made the class as easy as it can be. Doesn't go by the book, so going to lectures is a must. Posts several old quizzes and exams online- they are the exact same set-up with very similar (if not the exact same) questions. If you go to class, pay attention and ask for help if you're confused getting an A should be no problem. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Bogan is one of the best professors i have ever had. He puts all of his old tests and quizzes online so a lot of test problems we had seen before. Attendance isn't mandatory, and the text book totally catches you up if you miss a few days in a row. Plus only 5 required homework assignments, which don't count for very much. Good teacher and easy take his class! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Take Aaron if you must take Stats! he posted old exams online for practice which are really helpful in studying...he does talk fast so you have to pay attention but i really liked the class! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Bogan is the man. Is extremely helpful and explains the material using multiple methods so everyone has a chance of understanding. Extremely nice, and definitely a great professor to take if you have to have Statistics to graduate. He's very approachable and an overall nice guy. Stats is a difficult class in general if you're not a math person, but he breaks it down nicely. Study the examples he posts online, they are a great help! This class is not bad at all if you put in some effort. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Best teacher I have ever had in college! He writes EVERYTHING on the board and explains everything he writes. Very approachable and willing to help. Once you figure out his style you're golden. do at least some of the assigned HW or you'll be behind. Very lax and chill. Great teacher, explains things well. Approachable. Very helpful and great at explaining things. Doesn't rely too much on the book, which is good. Fair grader. If you work hard, you'll get an A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    The class has a ton of material and can get difficult if you fall behind, so attendance is recommended (though it's not taken). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I love this professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Aaron is great! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    great professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Does his best to make sure students are awake and interested. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    aaron bogan was pretty great. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Do not take him. He is NOT helpful whatsoever. I went to his office hours to go over my failed first exam and he continued to eat his lunch and told me not to even bother. He writes notes on the chalkboard so if you miss class you miss the notes. He tells you not to buy the book but you do need it.just dont do it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Taught everything in the most complex way possible. Tests were completely different this semester. Tricky questions even though you do every practice exam and quiz. Don't take him if you can take someone else. Brought down science GPA. Very unhelpful. When I was having trouble he didn't want to help, but simply told me to drop the class. Despite being a devout Christian he takes a holier than thou attitude. Now that I'm taking stats over again its becoming even more apparent that he was/is a horrible teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Very rude teacher. So he chooses to talk 1000 miles a minute. He is not very open to questions and treats this course as much more than a 100 level Miami Plan. I didn't know what was going on half the time because he was talking so fast. He is not a good professor. AVOID HIM! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Bogan doesn't realize that we all aren't stat pros. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This professor is the worst ive ever taken. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS. His homework is like 10 questions, but some have up to 12 parts. It takes forever, and it doesnt even mimic what we did in class. He corrects himself during class, showing he doesnt know what he's talking about. He is a horrible teacher. I would never take a class from him again. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 3/5
    Impossible. a lot of people ended up dropping the class because of his grading style. he then blamed the class and never thought he was the one to blame for making the test pretty hard. Seriously impossible. He grades as if this the class were a 400 level class and expects you to know as much as stats majors. WAY to hard for an Intro class. STAY AWAY! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He was a good teacher of getting his points across, but his test and exams are very difficult, and he took off points for the dumbest things. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Very difficult to understand and couldn't care less about the student's grades. He deters people's interest in Statistics with nearly impossible tests. If this teacher does not like you then you will not do well. Avoid this teacher at all costs! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Words can't describe how big of a mistake it was to take this class with this professor. The material is not that difficult, or at least it shouldn't be, but Kevin doesn't take the time to make sure everyone is understanding things. Near impossible to receive a good grade on his exams. He hates email, so if you need help or have a problem you must go to office hours. Overall I would not recommend. He gave us a semester-long project that he didn't explain at all and graded it ridiculously hard. Exams were impossible no matter how much I studied. Kevin had a haughty attitude and seemed to take pride in failing students. Half the class dropped out I wish I did. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Do not take this teacher. One of my hardest/worst classes at Miami. I STUDIED BLIND. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Agree with the comment below. He would blame the whole class failing an exam on our lack of effort - never on his teaching. He also didn't bother to show up for our exam review day, which was obviously really helpful when taking the exam. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Definitely the worst class I've ever taken and it shouldn't have been that hard. This guy really does not need to be teaching he does not really care about his students and resorts to trickery and pure disregard to grades. I have had the worst time in this class and wish I could go back and pick somebody else. DO NOT TAKE THIS AWFUL TEACHER! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Tests are impossible. I went to every class, every SI session, a tutor, and his office hours...and still failed the first two tests. I'm usually really good in math and put in a fair amount of effort in class and i ended up having to withdraw from this class half way through the semester. The project was there to help us understand the material but it ended up just killing me because he was unclear with dates, content, and was EXTREMELY slow in handing back parts of it. I loathe sta 261. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class was extremely hard. He grades ridiculously hard. Don't take him unless you're looking to lower your GPA. He doesn't act like he has any concern for students' and lectures about how grades aren't important. he was extremely unhelpful. while most other stats sections were averaging A's/B's...we were lucky to get out of there with a solid C. I went to his office once for help - and he pretty much told me that i had no hope. i've never been bad at math, he just doesnt explain anything. and yea, he decided not to come to class the d ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    impossible...seriously. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    extremely difficult even though i've already taken an ap stats class in high school and did fairly well ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    By far the worst class I took at Miami - he was extremely unhelpful and seemed like he took pride in giving out bad grades. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    kevin was awful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Nice guy.didn't really like his teaching style at all.tests and quizzes were a bit unfair at times.started offering a little extra credit when half the class was failing though.and way to not come to class the friday before exam week, not passing out our quizzes, not collecting our homework, and not telling us what was on the exam. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Don't believe the haters! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Honestly, I think this class was easy and well taught by Dr. Dunn. If you show up and pay attention there is no reason to not do well! He prepares you well for the exam, puts together a study guide that tells you all you need to know to do to get an A! The only way you do poorly in this class is if you don't pay attention. He's also pretty funny in the sense that he tries to tell jokes! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Good course but somewhat difficult Prior to this class, I had no knowledge of stats, and I ended up with an A+. Attendance is mandatory, but he states he uses attendance to curve if you have a borderline grade. Also, if you know the difference between a population and a sample, you'll do fine. Just plug and chug ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    very knowledgeable of the subject. notes were pretty clear and tests were based almost exactly off the notes. loved the 3page rule! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Notes are very clear and concise ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He isn't very good at explaining things when asked a question, but he knows the material. Tests are fairly easy. It's not hard to get a decent grade. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Dr. Dunn is really not that difficult of a professor. His tests all follow the same format. Page 1 is vocabulary terms, lists, and definitions. Page 2 and 3 are problems that are written the same way as the ones worked out in notes and hw. Very boring, darkens the room, basically reads the notes for 50 min. Not a heavy-homework class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Did not like this class. He basically makes you sit in a dark room for 50 minutes while he reads notes off of Microsoft Word. He didn't even spice it up with power point. I really do not recommend this class unless you have no other options. I was so worried about memorizing pointless statistics definitions that I wasted time and didn't finish problems! He was way too complicated about things and I failed his class. Can't wait to find a better Prof, heard Groggel was great! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Do not take his class, super boring Lectures are dry but mandatory. Tests require you to focus on details making it easy to miss important things. Lots of points are taken off for minute details. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    His lectures are pointless and confusing. Notes are not helpful at all, very difficult to pay attention, and tests are extremely difficult. Avoid this teacher at all costs. The labs are mandatory attendance. He grades homework and is very strict. Exams are hard. Avoid him. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He always required a first page of fill in the blank questions on the exams. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class isn't that awful as far as work load, but the professor is absolutely awful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Horrible teacher! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    What a wonderful professor. dry material, but excellent clarity, genuine guy, willing to help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    BOGAN IS A MUST! He is very clear and does plenty of examples. He wants you to do well. I am not a math person but I was able to manage an A even though I got a C on my first exam. I was so nervous going into stats but the way Bogan teaches the material has made me fall in love with stats. its hard but he's a great teacher and makes the material easier to understand. He puts up all his old quizzes/exams online which is super helpful when it comes to studying. He's fun and engaging. .too bad he's leaving ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Enthusiastic and really approachable professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    TAKE BOGAN. Its truly disappointing that he's leaving after this semester. If he ever comes back to Miami, I 100% urge you to take him for Stats. I actually enjoyed the class so much that i'm going to take more STA classes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    TAKE BOGAN. I was not looking forward to taking statistics, and while I found the subject matter difficult, Bogan did a nice job presenting the material to me, not being a math person. He is very approachable, and genuinely wants to help you. He does a lot of examples in class, and makes the info clear. TAKE HIM!! He recognizes that the class is pretty tough and is willing to help. The class is pretty straightforward and if you pay attention you should do pretty well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I loved this class and Bogan! he couldn't be nicer, he doesn't trick you, and knows his class is mandatory for all A & S majors. I was dreading taking stats because I hate math, but Bogan is awesome and he's totally hilarious. He posts old exams and quizzes online so you can study from them and you get one hand written notecard with whatever you want on it for each exam. He made the class actually enjoyable, and if you need stats you NEED to take it from Bogan!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    AMAZING GUY! statistics kind of sucks, but he tries his best to make it cool. I was not looking forward to taking statistics, and while I found the subject matter difficult, Bogan did a nice job presenting the material to me, not being a math person. He is very approachable, and genuinely wants to help you. He does a lot of examples in class, and makes the info clear. TAKE HIM!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    to be honest, i was dreading having to take stats...bogan is a great prof though and made the class as easy as it can be. Doesn't go by the book, so going to lectures is a must. Posts several old quizzes and exams online- they are the exact same set-up with very similar (if not the exact same) questions. If you go to class, pay attention and ask for help if you're confused getting an A should be no problem. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Bogan is one of the best professors i have ever had. He puts all of his old tests and quizzes online so a lot of test problems we had seen before. Attendance isn't mandatory, and the text book totally catches you up if you miss a few days in a row. Plus only 5 required homework assignments, which don't count for very much. Good teacher and easy take his class! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Take Aaron if you must take Stats! he posted old exams online for practice which are really helpful in studying...he does talk fast so you have to pay attention but i really liked the class! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Bogan is the man. Is extremely helpful and explains the material using multiple methods so everyone has a chance of understanding. Extremely nice, and definitely a great professor to take if you have to have Statistics to graduate. He's very approachable and an overall nice guy. Stats is a difficult class in general if you're not a math person, but he breaks it down nicely. Study the examples he posts online, they are a great help! This class is not bad at all if you put in some effort. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Best teacher I have ever had in college! He writes EVERYTHING on the board and explains everything he writes. Very approachable and willing to help. Once you figure out his style you're golden. do at least some of the assigned HW or you'll be behind. Very lax and chill. Great teacher, explains things well. Approachable. Very helpful and great at explaining things. Doesn't rely too much on the book, which is good. Fair grader. If you work hard, you'll get an A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    The class has a ton of material and can get difficult if you fall behind, so attendance is recommended (though it's not taken). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I love this professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Aaron is great! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    great professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Does his best to make sure students are awake and interested. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    aaron bogan was pretty great. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Do not take him. He is NOT helpful whatsoever. I went to his office hours to go over my failed first exam and he continued to eat his lunch and told me not to even bother. He writes notes on the chalkboard so if you miss class you miss the notes. He tells you not to buy the book but you do need it.just dont do it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Taught everything in the most complex way possible. Tests were completely different this semester. Tricky questions even though you do every practice exam and quiz. Don't take him if you can take someone else. Brought down science GPA. Very unhelpful. When I was having trouble he didn't want to help, but simply told me to drop the class. Despite being a devout Christian he takes a holier than thou attitude. Now that I'm taking stats over again its becoming even more apparent that he was/is a horrible teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Very rude teacher. So he chooses to talk 1000 miles a minute. He is not very open to questions and treats this course as much more than a 100 level Miami Plan. I didn't know what was going on half the time because he was talking so fast. He is not a good professor. AVOID HIM! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Bogan doesn't realize that we all aren't stat pros. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This professor is the worst ive ever taken. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS. His homework is like 10 questions, but some have up to 12 parts. It takes forever, and it doesnt even mimic what we did in class. He corrects himself during class, showing he doesnt know what he's talking about. He is a horrible teacher. I would never take a class from him again. ...Continue reading