EC 315 Quantitative Research Methods
F2BB 2010 HL
Coy Rice, DM
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Monday, October 18, 2010 - Sunday, December 12, 2010
5:00 - 10:00 PM
MA120 and CS140
Basic Statistics for Business and Economics with Formula Card by Douglas Lind, William Marchal, and Samuel Wathen Product Details • Hardcover • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin; 7 edition (January 11, 2010) • ISBN-10: 0-07-738447-4 • ISBN-13: 978-0-07-738447-0
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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: A variety of assessment methods will be used, in addition to the core assessment, to evaluate the learning in this course. Students, observed on their class participation, performance on quizzes, writing assignments, and examinations, will generate a final score for the course. There will be numerous opportunities to work in groups.
3. Participation – Students are required to enter various discussions and activities throughout the course.
Grading: The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Mid-Term Exam 30%
Final Exam 30%
Mid-Term Exam 300
Final Exam 300
Total Points 1000
90 – 100 = A
80 – 89.9 = B
70 – 79.9 = C
60 – 69.9 = D
0 – 59.9 = F
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 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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Attend class and be prompt. Class attendance is part of class participation, which is a portion of your grade. Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period. Since tardy entry to a class disrupts the class, your lateness for class will receive a reduction in points.
2. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP ANYTHING MISSED IN CLASS.
3. Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them. Daily quizzes may be given at the beginning of class. Tardy arrival at class will result in missing the quiz. Quizzes may not be made up. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and lecture. You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work. Your in-class participation is another portion of your grade. Also, assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions.
4. Examinations. There will be a mid-term examination and a comprehensive final
examination. Exam answers will be short answer and essay. Examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions
5. No makeup exams will be given unless the student produces a written excuse signed by a doctor (with the doctor’s registration number) in the case of illness, or a tow bill from a tow company in the case of car problems. A written excuse from the campus nurse is acceptable. The same requirement applies to illness of children.
One: What Is Statistics? Review and Introduction
Two: Describing Data: Frequency Tables, Frequency Distributions, and Graphic Presentation
Three: Describing Data: Numerical Measures
Four: Describing Data: Displaying and Exploring Data
Five: A Survey of Probability Concepts
Six: Discrete Probability Distributions
Seven: Continuous Probability Distributions
Review for midterm test
Eight: Sampling Methods and the Central Limit Theorem
Nine: Estimation and Confidence Intervals
Ten: One-Sample Tests of Hypothesis
Eleven: Two-Sample Tests of Hypothesis
Twelve: Analysis of Variance
Thirteen: Linear Regression and Correlation
***Paper*** describing regression and output variables.
Fourteen: Multiple Regression and Correlation Analysis Fifteen: Chi-Square Applications
FINAL TEST – All Chapters Covered – Comprehensive
30% of Grade
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Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus at any time during the course.
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