MA120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
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Course  MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics 
Semester  F1F 2008 QU 
Faculty  Wakelin, Michael L. 
Title  Adjunct Faculty 
Degrees/Certificates  MBA B.S. Management ASQ: Certified Reliability Engineer 
Daytime Phone  5712124163 
Other Phone  FAX: 7035628404 
EMail  Michael.Wakelin@park.edu 
 mlwakelin@msn.com 
Semester Dates  August 4th, through October 5th, 2008 
Class Days  R 
Class Time  5:30  10:30 PM 
Credit Hours  3 
Textbook:
It is HIGHLY reccomended that you purchase the Student Solutions Manual that accompanies this textbook. You will also need a calculator. The Casio fx115ES or the TI83 is equally sufficient for this course. I have attached some calculator tutorials for your review.Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy:
Learning Outcomes:
Core Learning Outcomes
 Compute descriptive statistics for raw data as well as grouped data.
 Determine appropriate features of a frequency distribution.
 Apply Chebyshev's Theorem.
 Distinguish between and provide relevant descriptions of a sample and a population.
 Apply the rules of combinatorics.
 Differentiate between classical and frequency approaches to probability.
 Apply settheoretic ideas to events.
 Apply basic rules of probability.
 Apply the concepts of specific discrete random variables and probability distributions.
 Compute probabilities of a normal distribution.
 Compute confidence intervals of means and percentages.
 Perform hypothesis tests involving one population.
 Compute regression and correlation of Bivariate data.
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 there of:
a. the probability of an event based upon a twodimensional 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 standard normal probability distribution or with a nonstandard normal probability distribution.
6. Compute and interpret a confidence interval for a mean and/ or for a proportion.
Link to Class Rubric
Class Assessment:
Homework: That is detailed within this syllabus
Quizzes: Announced quizzes on material will be administered.
Class participation and Study Groups: Strongly encouraged.
The final is part of the core assessment. The final is a departmental exam and it will be provided to the instructor by the department of mathematics. The final is 2 hrs; books, notes, and a calculator previously approved by the instructor are allowed.
Grading:
Grading:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Homework: 25%
Quizzes: 40%
Core Assessment: 33%
Class Participation: 2%
Total: 100%
The core assessment will cover all assigned reading to the end of Chapter 7. To achieve the maximum grade for class participation, the student should attend all classes, remain alert and attentive, answer questions when asked, avoid disruptive behavior, and actively participate in discussions and small groups as appropriate. The following will be used to assign course letter grades:
90 – 100 A
80  <90 B
65  <80 C
60  <65 D
Below 60 F (or 3 unexcused or 4 total absences)
There will be no curve used in the grading nor will extra work be accepted for credit.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Prior arrangements for late assignments due to traveling must be made with the instructor at least one week in advance.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class Participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade. Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time. Roll will be checked each class meeting. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness, temporary duty, are excusable; however, the student must notify the instructor (prior to the class) and make up the missed work as follows:
o Read and be responsible for assigned readings/course content;
o If a test is to be missed it must be taken before the scheduled test date.
o If this is impossible, it must be taken before the class begins the week following the scheduled test date or a grade of zero (0) will be assigned for that exam.
o It is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor and arrange to take the test.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
CLASS MEETING

CHAPTERS

ACTIVITIES

ASSIGNMENTS DUE BY:
CLASS MEETING

1 
1 & 2 
Lecture: Chapter 1 & 2 
Read Chapter 1 & 2 




2 
3 
Lecture: Chapter 3 
BEFORE CLASS!




Read Chapter 3 



DO: Section 12 (Pg 10 & 11) 
18 through 26, Even numbered 



DO: Section 13 (Pg 1820) 
#16, 22, 24, & 28 



DO: Section 14 (Pg 2123) 
#18, 26, 28, & 30 



DO: Section 22 (Pg 48 & 51) 
# 6, 8, 13, 14, & 16 



DO: Section 23 (Pg 54 & 55) 
# 9, 10, 13, & 14 



DO: Section 24 (Pg 6668) 
# 7, 8, 20, 21 & 24 







BEFORE CLASS!

3 
4 
Quiz 1& 2 
READ: Chapter 4 


Lecture: Chapter 4 
DO: Section 32 (Pg 8690) 
# 9, 10, 19, 20, & 26 



DO: Section 33 (Pg 104109 
# 9, 10, 19, 20, & 26 



DO: Section 34 (Pg 116118) 
# 10, 14, 20, & 26 



DO: Section 35 (Pg 127129) 
# 9, 10, & 14 







BEFORE CLASS!

4 
Chapters
1 through 4 
MidTerm Review 
READ: Chapter 5 


Quiz 3 
DO: Section 42 (Pg 146150) 
# 10, 20, & 31 



DO: Section 43 (Pg 156158) 
# 10, 20, & 23 



DO: Section 44 (Pg 156158) 
# 10, 16, & 19 



DO: Section 45 (Pg 171173) 
# 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, & 21 



DO: Section 47 (Pg 186190) 
# 6, 8, 10, & 27 
5 
5 
Quiz 4 

BEFORE CLASS!



Lecture: Chapter 5 
READ: Chapter 5 








BEFORE CLASS!

6 
6 
Lecture: Chapter 6 
READ: Chapter 6 



DO: Section 52 (Pg 209213) 

# 14, 15, 16, & 21 



DO: Section 53 (Pg 220 224) 
# 13, 16, 21, & 22 



DO: Section 54 (Pg 227230) 
# 7, 8, 10, & 21 



DO: Section 55 (Pg 234235) 



# 6, 8, 10, 11, & 13 







BEFORE CLASS!

7 
7 
Quiz 5 
READ: Chapter 7 


Lecture: Chapter 7 
DO: Section 62 (Pg 257259) 
# 8, 10, 11, 12, 19, & 28 



DO: Section 63 (Pg 266 268) 
# 5, 6, 11, 12, 20, & 21 



DO: Section 65 (Pg 287291) 
# 6, 8, 9, 11, & 16 



DO: Section 75 (Pg 372 375) 
# 8, 11, 18, & 19 




8 
Review 
Quiz 6 
BEFORE CLASS!



Review:
Core Assessment 
DO: Section 72 (Pg 332337) 


# 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, & 35 



DO: Section 73 (Pg 345 349) 

# 6, 13, 14, 15, 16, &25 



DO: Section 74 (Pg 359 363) 



# 8, 11, 14, 19, & 22 



DO: Section 75 (Pg 372 375) 



# 8, 11, 18, & 19 




9 
EXAM 
Quiz 7 
BEFORE CLASS!



EXAM: Core Assessment 
Study and do Quiz 7 
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 20082009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Academic dishonesty includes committing or the attempt to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic records, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to the students.
Cheating includes, but is not limited to, intentionally giving or receiving unauthorized aid or notes on examinations, papers, laboratory reports, exercises, projects, or class assignments which are intended to be individually completed. Cheating also includes the unauthorized copying of tests or any other deceit or fraud related to the student's academic conduct.
Falsifying academic records includes, but is not limited to, altering grades or other academic records.
Other acts that constitute academic dishonesty include:
Stealing, manipulating, or interfering with an academic work of another student or faculty member.
Collusion with other students on work to be completed by one student.
Lying to or deceiving a faculty member.
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 20082009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
ALL GRADED WORK FOR THIS COURSE MUST BE YOUR OWN. EVERY QUIZ INSTRUCTION PAGE STATES THAT YOU ARE NOT TO RECEIVE OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE FROM ANYONE OTHER THAN YOUR INSTRUCTOR. To further clarify; classmates, spouses, coworkers, tutors, clergy, librarians, friends, relatives, and pets are included as OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE. PLEASE DO NOT VIOLATE THIS RULE. WARNING: When I repeatedly see identical incorrect answers on quizzes I will be suspicious and will investigate.
When discussion questions request you to answer in your own words, do not copy words from the textbook as your own. State YOUR understanding of the concept, not the understanding of some other person. If you are allowed to quote the textbook, or other sources, you must use proper quotation markings and declare the source including web URL address or book page number from which you copied the text. Not following these rules constitutes plagiarism, and will not be tolerated. (This means you will not earn points for the assignment, and if the plagiarism does not stop immediately you will FAIL the course. Additionally, a report of the incidence will be sent to your permanent academic file.)
Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
 The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
 Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
 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 "F".
 A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
 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.
 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.
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Rubric
Competency  Exceeds Expectation (3)  Meets Expectation (2)  Does Not Meet Expectation (1)  No Evidence (0) 
Evaluation Outcomes 10  Can perform and interpret a hypothesis test with 100% accuracy.  Can perform and interpret a hypothesis test with at least 80% accuracy.  Can perform and interpret a hypothesis test with less than 80% accuracy.  Makes no attempt to perform a test of hypothesis. 

Synthesis Outcomes 10  Can compute and interpret a confidence interval for a sample mean for small and large samples, and for a proportion with 100% accuracy.  Can compute and interpret a confidence interval for a sample mean for small and large samples, and for a proportion with at least 80% accuracy.  Can compute and interpret a confidence interval for a sample mean for small and large samples, and for a proportion with less than 80% accuracy.  Makes no attempt to compute or interpret a confidence interval. 

Analysis Outcomes 10  Can apply the normal distribution, Central limit theorem, and binomial distribution to practical problems with 100% accuracy.  Can apply the normal distribution, Central limit theorem, and binomial distribution to practical problems with at least 80% accuracy.  Can apply the normal distribution, Central limit theorem, and binomial distribution to practical problems with less than 80% accuracy.  Makes no attempt to apply the normal distribution, Central Limit Theorem, or binomial distribution. 

Terminology Outcomes 4,5,7  Can explain event, simple event, mutually exclusive events, independent events, discrete random variable, continuous random variable, sample, and population with 100% accuracy.  Can explain event, simple event, mutually exclusive events, independent events, discrete random variable, continuous random variable, sample, and population with at least 80% accuracy.  Can explain event, simple event, mutually exclusive events, independent events, discrete random variable, continuous random variable, sample, and population with less than 80% accuracy.  Makes no attempt to explain any of the terms listed. 

Concepts Outcomes 1,6  Can explain mean, median, mode, standard deviation, simple probability, and measures of location with 100% accuracy.  Can explain mean, median, mode, standard deviation, simple probability, and measures of location with at least 80% accuracy.  Can explain mean, median, mode, standard deviation, simple probability, and measures of location with less than 80% accuracy.  Makes no attempt to define any concept. 

Application Outcomes 1,2,3,8,9  Compute probabilities using addition multiplication, and complement rules and conditional probabilities. Compute statistical quantities for raw and grouped data. Compute probabilities using combinatorics, discrete random variables, and continuous random variables. All must be done with 100% accuracy.  Compute probabilities using addition multiplication, and complement rules and conditional probabilities. Compute statistical quantities for raw and grouped data. Compute probabilities using combinatorics, discrete random variables, and continuous random variables. All must be done with at least 80% accuracy.  Compute probabilities using addition multiplication, and complement rules and conditional probabilities. Compute statistical quantities for raw and grouped data. Compute probabilities using combinatorics, discrete random variables, and continuous random variables. All are done with less than 80% accuracy.  Makes no attempt to compute any of the probabilities or statistics listed. 

Whole Artifact Outcomes 7,8  Can apply the concepts of probability and statistics to realworld problems in other disciplines with 100 % accuracy.  Can apply the concepts of probability and statistics to realworld problems in other disciplines with at least 80 % accuracy.  Can apply the concepts of probability and statistics to realworld problems in other disciplines with less than 80% accuracy.  Makes no attempt to apply the concepts to realworld problems. 

Components Outcomes 1  Can use a calculator or other computing device to compute statistics with 100% accuracy.  Can use a calculator or other computing device to compute statistics with at least 80% accuracy.  Can use a calculator or other computing device to compute statistics with less 80% accuracy.  Makes no attempt to use any computing device to compute statistics. 
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