MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
F1T 2006 DLJ
Owens, Richard E,, III
Adjunct Instructor - Mathematics
BA: Computer Information SystemsMS: Management Information SystemsPhD [ABD] - OML - emphasis, Communication
Almost anytime - My goal is daily availablility
8/21/2006 - 10/15/2006
Textbook: Required Text: Elementary Statistics - 3rd Ed.
Author: Allan B. Bluman ISBN: 0-07-310765-4
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In the brief time we have together, my goal is to help you learn the tools
of statistics -
Rather than rote formulae and dry facts To achieve this
goal, the class is structured around homework and in class interaction with the
instructor and other students.
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.
4. Compute probabilities associated with a binomial random variable associated with a practical situation.
5. Compute probabilities associated with either a non-standard normal probability distribution.
6. Compute and interpret a confidence interval for a mean and/ or for a proportion.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Progress is assessed by a combination of homework, in class interaction, a midterm and a final proctored exam. In keeping with the instructors philosophy
that the goal of education is exposure to tools, these tests are open book,
open note and the students may use onsite computers or their own calculators
do you score points?
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work is penalized one letter grade per day late [a day is defined as
beginning at 12:00:01 AM Parkville time. Work will not be accepted more than 4
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Treat your peers as you would like them to treat you - with courtesy and respect. As professionals, you will at all times maintain a collegial environment.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Welcome to Basic Concepts of Statistics – being
an introduction into the WONDERFUL and EXCITING world of statistical analysis!
Unit 1 begins with an overview of statistics - what it is, what it isn't, how
it works and abuses, as well as how understanding how data is collected for a
statistical study. In addition, we will understand the relation of descriptive
and inferential statistics. Unit 2 examines how to convert raw data into sorted
data and some of the ways the sorted data can be displayed. We finish with a
consideration of a method matching and graphing two sets of data to analyze the
possibility of a relationship. Unit 3 covers measures of central tendency, the
variation of an element of a population from the center point of that
population and how to determine the location of an element within a data set.
We will also cover how to find the amount of variation of an element within a
data set. Unit 4 consists of a high level overview of probability – the branch of
mathematics that allows us to use a sample to predictions about the population
it came from. We'll review the fundamental areas of probability by examining
its rules of addition, multiplication and counting. In Unit 5 by combining
previously covered probability and statistical concepts we will create
probability distributions as well as how to find statistics of the distribution
and finalize with the binomial distribution. Unit 6 extends our discussion to
continuous random variable distributions as we begin an examination of the
normal distribution and on the standard normal distribution or Bell Curve. This
week concludes with application of the central limit theorem applied to sample
data. Unit 7 is the study of inferential statistics. We will cover how to use a
sample mean to estimate the population mean and report its value within a
specific interval and degree of confidence. Unit 8 we conclude our study by
examining the basics of hypothesis testing using one-sample procedures for the
hypothesis test of the population mean as well as a brief discussion of the
purpose of regression and correlation analysis. Finally, during this final week
of the course you will take final exam and complete the course evaluation.
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Additional Information:If you feel you need an Incomplete for the course due to events or employment, the chief criterium are that you have been actively participating in class work and that you are more than 50% complete with classwork.
Last Updated:8/1/2006 9:32:02 AM