EC 315 Statistics for Social and Administrative Sciences
S2J 2006 DN
Kelsay, Michael P.
PhD Economics University of TennesseeMA Economics University of Missouri - Kansas CityBA Economics University of Missouri - Kansas City
March 13, 2006 through May 7, 2006
5:30 - 9:50 PM
MA 120 and CS 140
Textbook: Statistical Techniques in Business & Economics
Douglas A. Lind, William G. Marchal and Samuel A Wathen
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Course Description: This intermediate level statistics course covers the fundamentals of conducting quantitative research for the social and administrative sciences. The course is organized around a research project on quantitative analysis of data. Pre-requisites: MA120 and CS140. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy for EC315 is one of interactiveness based upon lectures, examinations, internet, and computer based applications to statistical problems.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: There will be two examinations during the term. Examinations will consist of multiple choice questions and application problems from the materials presented in class.
You will be required to write a research paper analyzing and interpreting a data set you obtain using multiple regression analysis. I will pass out the outline and objective of the research paper on the first night of class. The research paper will be due on the last night of class.
Problem sets will be assigned from the exercises at the end of the chapters and selected computer based problems using a statistical software package. A schedule of homework assignments will be handed out the first night of class.
Grading: Examination 1 100 points 25% of final grade
Examination 2 100 points 30% of final grade
Homework Sets 350 points 25% of final grade
Research Paper 100 points 20% of final grade
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Chapters 15 & 19
Meeting - 8
Research Project Due
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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