MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
F2J 2008 IN
Buckley, John E.
M.S. Physics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 1993B.S. Mathematics and Physics, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1991
10/20/2008 - 12/13/2008
5:30 - 9:50 PM
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Additional Resources: TI-30Xa calculator is required by the second week of class.
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The course is taught primarily through means of an interactive lecture; many problems are worked throughout the class period. Weekly quizzes will test the student's ability to work problems discussed the previous week. A comprehensive final examination will be given the last week of the course. Statistical techniques will be practiced on calculators, as well as with current computer software programs.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Description of MA 120 Core Assessment
One problem with multiple parts for each numbered item, except for item #3, which contains four separate problems.
1. Compute the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation for a sample of 8 to 12 data.
2. Compute the mean and standard deviation of a grouped frequency distribution with 4 classes.
3. Compute the probability of four problems from among these kinds or combinations there of:
a. the probability of an event based upon a two-dimensional table;
b. the probability of an event that involves using the addition rule;
c. the probability of an event that involves conditional probability;
d. the probability of an event that involves the use of independence of events;
e. the probability of an event based upon permutations and/or combinations;
f. the probability of an event using the multiplication rule; or
g. the probability of an event found by finding the probability of the complementary event.
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Last Updated:9/8/2008 9:31:19 PM