EC 315 Statistics for Social and Administrative Sciences
U1L 2006 WT
Before and after class; other times by appointment
5 June – 30 July 2006
4:55 - 7:35 PM
MA 120, CS 140
Textbook: Statistical Techniques in Business & Economics, Lind, Marchal, Wathen, 12the Edition. (Must have the student CD-ROM that accompanies the text.)
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: I believe the effective use of available classroom time, augmented by meaningful homework assignments and research projects best serves the needs of the non-traditional student.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: There will be two examinations, a research proposal and a research project with a formal presentation. Students will also be graded on their class participation when solving problems. The comprehensive final is not a take-home test. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam.
Grading: a. The examinations are worth up to 100 points each and will be comprised problem solving and data interpretation. Examinations are 40% of the final grade.
b. Students are required to solve problems during the lectures. Participation in each class is worth up to 10 points for each session and is 10% of the final grade.
c. Students will complete a research project consisting of a formal proposal for an original multiple regression model, an analysis of the data using the appropriate tests, a presentation to their peers using PowerPoint, and a comprehensive report. The term project is worth up to 300 points and 50% of the final grade.
Examinations.......2 x 100 = 200 points....40%
Participation......12 x 10 = 120 points....10%
Proposal...........1 x 100 = 100 points....15%
Report.............1 x 100 = 100 points....15%
Presentation.......1 x 100 = 100 points....20%
A = 90 - 100%
B = 80 - 89%
C = 70 - 79%
D = 60 - 69%
F = Below 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Not accepted without the prior approval of the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Cell phones, pagers and the like are allowed for those that must respond for an on-call situation, however, they will be answered outside the classroom.
Cell phones may not be used as calculators during an examination.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 1. Students are required to read the applicable chapters before the class meeting.
2. Completed lectures and assignments (in PDF format) are posted at http://webpages.charter.net/my_stuff/315.htm after each class.
5 Jun 2006
Using Excel & Writing a Research Proposal
7 Jun 2006
Chap 10: One Sample Tests
12 Jun 2006
Chap 10: (con't)
14 Jun 2006
Chap 11: Two Sample Tets
19 Jun 2006
Chap 11: (con't)
21 Jun 2006
Chap 15: Chi-Square Applications
26 Jun 2006
28 Jun 2006
Chap 13: Linear Regression
3 Jul 2006
Chap 13: (con't)
5 Jul 2006
Chap 13: (con't)
10 Jul 2006,
Chap 14: Multiple Regression
12 Jul 2006
Chap 14: (con't); Project
17 Jul 2006
19 Jul 2006
24 Jul 2006
26 Jul 2006
Presentation of Research Project
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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Last Updated:6/2/2006 5:16:03 PM