MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
F1U 2008 LU
Atkins, James M.
MS in Accounting with a Minor in StatisiticsBBA in Accounting and Computer Programming
Luke Air Force Base
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18 August through 12 October 2008
7:30 - 10:10 PM
Textbook: Elementary Statistics, 10th Edition. Author: Mario F. Triola. ISBN: 0-321-52291-5.
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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.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: There are eight homework assignments and a comprehensive final. The homework assignments can be found on your CD. Also included on this CD are the solutions manual to the text. The homework assignments can be work on in small groups. The final exam is open book, open note but not open neighbor. In order to pass the class, you must pass the Comprehensive Exam.
Late Submission of Course Materials: There will be no penalty for late homework.
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Chapter 1 – Introduction to Statistics
Chapter 2 – Summarizing and Graphing Data
Chapter 3 – Statistics for Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data
Chapter 4 – Probability
Chapter 5 – Probability Distributions
Chapter 6 – Normal Probability Distributions
Chapter 7 – Estimates and Sample Sizes
Chapter 8 – Hypothesis Testing
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