EC 315 Quantitative Research Methods
S1T 2008 DL
Hiestand, Thomas W.
Senior Professor of Economics
B.A. Math and Economics, Luther CollegePh.D. Econmics, Kansas State University
9:00 - 10:00 p.m. Monday - Friday and Evenings on Sunday
August 20, 2007 – October 14, 2007
MA 120 and CS 140
Textbook: Douglas Lind,William Marchal and Samuel Wathen, Basic Statistics for Business & Economics - With Student CD. ISBN: 9780073521428 McGraw-Hill 2008.
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Internet Browser (Microsoft or Netscape).
Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software.
Access to a Fax machine (or Scanner) may be necessary for handwritten graphs and calculations
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My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. I will try to engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. For this course, the core assessment is a final exam to be administered in all sections of EC 315. This exam is worth 30 percent of the student’s final grade and will test students’ mastery of core learning outcomes through short answer questions on specific knowledge, Regression analysis procedure, and hypothesis testing.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Students are expected to complete 5 hours of online activity per week including but not limited to responding to the weekly conference discussions, sending/receiving Email, reading and viewing online lectures, completing online quizzes and tests, and conducting research over the World Wide Web. Sending in homework or a test, or participation in a conference thread, all count as a contact.
Information for the coming week will be posted by the instructor by 10 am CST every Monday. This will include any administrative notes, clarification of the reading assignment and the homework assignment if any.
Homework will be assigned during the course in the thread for each week. Homework will be due on the following Sunday at 12 pm CST. This homework will be posted as a conference thread or as an attachment to a conference thread. Some homework and/or solutions may be e-mailed directly to you. Homework is intended to prepare the student for the final exam.
The GUIDE text assignments are the minimum to be read. Detailed assignments will be provided prior to each week via e-mail and the course threads on the web site.
Grading Criteria –
Evaluation Item Points
Project Topic and Feasibility Paper
Open-Book, MID-TERM TEST
Term Project Proposal
Term Project Report
PROCTORED FINAL EXAM
Course Participation requires participation in the Conference Area threaded discussions.
Grading Scale: A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F = 0-59.
Final examination - The student's grade will directly reflect their overall course average provided they pass the final exam. IT IS A COURSE REQUIREMENT THAT THE STUDENT MUST PASS THE PROCTORED FINAL EXAM IN ORDER TO PASS THE EC315 COURSE REGARDLESS OF THEIR OVERALL AVERAGE IN THE COURSE. The Core Assessment is the three part term project ( the project topic and feasibility paper, the term project proposal and the final term project). A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University Campus Centers. This test will be open book and closed notes.
Final examination - The student's grade will directly reflect their overall course average provided they pass the final exam. IT IS A COURSE REQUIREMENT THAT THE STUDENT MUST PASS THE PROCTORED FINAL EXAM WITH A GRADE OF 60% IN ORDER TO PASS THE EC315 COURSE REGARDLESS OF THEIR OVERALL AVERAGE IN THE COURSE. A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University Campus Centers. This test will be Open Book and Closed notes.
The final exam for EC315 will be comprehensive and will be open book and closed notes. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.
The Proctored final exam for online courses must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher in order to pass the course regardless of the overall average. The grade for students who pass the proctored final will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course. The proctored final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Work: Each week's work must be completed by the end of that week. Comprehensive solutions will be distributed after the deadline. After a solution is distributed to any student in the class, the maximum grade will be 50% for that assignment. However, late or not, it is important that you complete all assignments because they will be a major help in preparing you for the test. There is a huge difference in what you will learn by working the assignments and what you will learn by reading the solution to them.
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Other Course Policies
Evaluation Item Points
You will have graded weekly homework assigned in the weekly threads. Your term project is broken down into three parts: the topic and feasibility paper (week 1); the term project proposal (week 5); and your term paper report (week 7). You will have a mid-term exam (week 4), a proctored final exa, (week 8) and participation. Additional notes are: Final examination - The student's grade will directly reflect their overall course average provided they pass the final exam. IT IS A COURSE REQUIREMENT THAT THE STUDENT MUST PASS THE PROCTORED FINAL EXAM WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST 60 % IN ORDER TO PASS THE EC315 COURSE REGARDLESS OF THEIR OVERALL AVERAGE IN THE COURSE. A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University Campus Centers. This test will be OPEN book and CLOSED notes. 2. Please add percentage worth for each grading criteria. 3. Please make clear that the term paper is the core assessment requirement and be sure that it is worth at least 20% of the final grade. Thanks
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Last Updated:12/24/2007 7:00:09 AM