# MA120 Basic Concepts of Statistics

## for U1T 2006

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 Course MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics Semester U1T DLD 2006 Faculty House, Walter W. Title Instructor/Adjunct Faculty Degrees/Certificates B.S. BusinessM.S. Administration Office Location DSCC, Columbus, OH Office Hours 11 AM - 1 PM EDT Daytime Phone 614-692-0668 E-Mail walter.house@park.edu Semester Dates 6/05/06 - 7/30/06 Class Days TBA Class Time TBA Prerequisites None Credit Hours 3

Textbook:
Elementary Statistics: A Step by Step Approach, 3rd ed., by Allan G. Bluman, published by McGraw-Hill 2006, ISBN 0-07-297621-7

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Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Course Description:
A development of certain basic concepts in probability and statistics that are pertinent to most disciplines.  Topics include:  probability models, parameters, statistics and sampling procedures, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My philosophy is to engage each student through lecture, discussion, readings, quizzes, examinations, and other means to bring the subject to life.

Learning Outcomes:
Core Learning Outcomes

1. Compute descriptive statistics for raw data as well as grouped data
2. Determine appropriate features of a frequency distribution
3. Apply Chebyshev's Theorem
4. Distinguish between and provide relevant descriptions of a sample and a population
5. Apply the rules of combinatorics
6. Differentiate between classical and frequency approaches to probability
7. Apply set-theoretic ideas to events
8. Apply basic rules of probability
9. Apply the concepts of specific discrete random variables and probability distributions
10. Compute probabilities of a normal distribution

Core Assessment:

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 thereof:

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.

Class Assessment:
Students will be assessed using an examination, homework assignments, quizzes, and online participation.

Online participation - 20%, Homework - 30%, Quizzes - 30%, and
Final - 20%
A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F = 0-59

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All work should be completed by the end of each course week.  Access to each week will end by the following Friday.  If the student does not complete the work by that following Friday, a zero (0) grade will be administered.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Each student is expected to be present (online) and participate as appropriate for the entire class throughout the term.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 (6/5): Ch. 1
Week 2 (6/12): Ch. 2
Week 3 (6/19): Ch. 3
Week 4 (6/26): Ch. 4
Week 5 (7/3): Ch. 5
Week 6 (7/10): Ch. 6
Week 7 (7/17): Ch. 7
Week 8 (7/24): Ch. 8 (sec. 1-4), Ch. 10 (sec. 1-4), Final (chapters 1-8 and 10), open book

Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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.

1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .