PA 502 Public Affairs Methodology
FAP 2006 GS
Kelsay, Michael P.
PhD Economics University of TennesseeMA Economics University of Missouri - Kansas CityBA Economics University of Missouri - Kansas City
5:45 - 8:15 PM
Statistical Techniques in Business & Economics
Douglas A. Lind, William G. Marchal and Samuel A. Walthen
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy for PA502 is one of interactiveness based upon lectures, examinations, internet, and computer based applications to statistical problems.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
There will be three examinations during the term. Examinations will consist of multiple choice questions and application problems from the material 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 in the second week of class. The research paper will be due on the night of the final examination.
Problem sets will be assigned from the exercises at the end of the chapters and selected computer based problems using a statistical software package. Problem set 1 will be handed out the first night of class. The remaining problem sets will be emailed the first week of class.
Examination I 100 points 20% of final grade
Examination II 100 points 20% of final grade
Examination III 150 points 30% of final grade
Problem Sets 350 points 15% of final grade
Research Paper 100 points 15% of final grade
Late Submission of Course Materials:
The problem sets must be turned in on time for full credit. Problem sets handed in late will be reviewed for completeness only and will receive a grade equal to the lowest grade on the problem sets turned in on time minus 15%.
August 23, 2006 Lecture Chapters 1-2
August 30, 2006 Lecture Chapters 2-3
September 6, 2006 Lecture Chapters 3-4
September 13, 2006 Lecture Chapter 5 Exam 1 Ch 1-4
Septmebr 20, 2006 Lecture Chapters 5-6
September 27, 2006 Lecture Chapters 6-7
October 4, 2006 Lecture Chapters 7-8
October 11, 2006 Lecture Chapters 8-9
October 18, 2006 Fall Break
October 25, 2006 Lecture Chapter 10 Exam 2 Ch 5-9
November 1, 2006 Lecture Chapters 10-11
November 8, 2006 Lecture Chapter 13
November 15, 2006 Lecture Chapter 13-14
November 22, 2006 Lecture Chapter 14-15
November 29, 2006 Lecture Chapters 15,19
December 6, 2006 Lecture Chapter 19
December 13, 2006 Exam 3 Ch 10-15, 19
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