EC 315 Qualitative Research Methods
U1SS 2008 RA
Scagliola, David L.
Senior Instructor, Adjunct Faculty
BA - MathematicsMS - Operations Research
2 June - 27 July 2008
7:40PM - 10:20PM
Textbook: Basic Statistics for Business and Economics, sixth edition, Lind, Marchal and Wathen (ISBN: see list in Admin office)
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of student interaction through active involvement. Core material for this course will be lecture based; however, students will be expected to ask/answer questions, accomplish reading assignments, participate in hands-on projects and practice/practice... In addition, there will be two projects for the students to demonstrate their understanding of the covered material.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. For this course, the core assessment is a final exam to be administered in all sections of EC 315. This exam is worth 30 percent of the student’s final grade and will test students’ mastery of core learning outcomes through short answer questions on specific knowledge, Regression analysis procedure, and hypothesis testing.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Students are expected to read the sections to be discussed in class prior to the class and be prepared to work examples and ask questions. I believe: Statistics can only be learned through practice; therefore, 15% of your grade will be based on homework. All examinations will be modeled from the homework problems, so there should be no surprises to students who have done the required homework. SHOW ALL OF YOUR WORK on homework assignments and exams! An answer with no work shown is either right or wrong; but, an answer showing your work may get some credit, even if it is not completely correct.
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: While in class, the class should be your primary focus. Disruptions of class due to communications devices have become so prevalent that they are a major distraction in class (to you, to the instructor and to other students). For this reason such devices must not be brought to class or must be inactivated during the class lecture.
Frequency Distributions, Numerical Data
Ch 1, 2, 3
Describing Data, Probabilities, Linear Regression
Ch 4, 5 and Ch13, 14
HW review, DeEx and Project proposal,
Ch 6, 7
Central Limit Theorem
Ch 8, 9
Hypothesis Testing (One-Sample)
Hypothesis Testing (Two Sample)
Ch 10, 11
Analysis of Variance
Ch 12, 15
HW review, Data interpretation,
Project Presentation, Review, Final Exam
Ch 1 - 15
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