MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
S1T 2007 DLD
Owens, Richard E,, III
Title Adjunct Instructor - Mathematics
BA: Information SystemsMS: Management Information SystemsPhD [ABD] - OMB - emphasis, Communication
Almost anytime - My goal is daily availablility
Required Text: Elementary Statistics – A Brief Version, 4th Ed.
Required Text: Elementary Statistics – A Brief Version, 4th Ed.
Author: Allan B. BlumanISBN: 0-07-334714-0
Required: MathZone Access Kit for Elementary Statistics – 4th Ed. from McGraw-Hill Publisher.
Order kit at: http://www.mathzone.com
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: The instructor will make other resources available through the duration of the class depending on the needs of the students.
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In the brief time we have together, my goal is to help you learn the tools
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
quizzes, in class interaction, a midterm and a final proctored exam. In
keeping with the instructor's 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 on home campus [CST]. Work will not be accepted more than 4 days late.
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 supportive, non-threatening environment.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Welcome to Basic Concepts of Statistics – being an introduction into the
WONDERFUL and EXCITING world of statistical analysis!
Academic Honesty: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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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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. If you have not been actively engaged in the class, you should not expect a continuation to be granted.
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