MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
S1BB 2011 HL
Mata, Holly Jill
Adjunct Faculty, Social Psychology & Mathematics
Doctoral Candidate, Health SciencesMS, Counseling and Psychology (Clinical Mental Health)Certified Health Education Specialist; Licensed School Counselor
Holloman AFB Education Center
Tuesdays 4-5pm; after class; anytime by appointment
575-551-1458 (cell: use this # to contact me directly)
575-479-2337 (Park office at Holloman: to contact office staff)
January 10 - March 6, 2011
9:30 - 2:30 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: You will need a scientific calculator to use throughout the course. I will be happy to tell you if one you already have will work for the class if you bring it to the first class.
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Educational Philosophy: This is your class, your education, and your time. I am here to help you learn and to help you succeed in any way that I can. We will use many different activities, methods, and technologies - your participation will help you and will help your colleagues enjoy the class and learn the material. Statistics CAN be fun!!
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:
A = 500-450 points
B = 449-400 points
C = 399-350 points
D = 349-300 points
F = 299 or below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late homework can be turned in for one week following the due date for half credit. Beyond that, you won't receive credit but you will help yourself prepare for class, quizzes, and exams.
Textbook Chapters (specific sections of chapters will be suggested each week)
1: January 15
Intro to Statistical Thinking/Types of Data/Collecting Data/Summarizing Data/Measures of Center/Measures of Variation
1, 2, 3
2: January 22
Intro to Correlation & Regression (the basics)
3: January 29
4: February 5
5: February 12
Midterm/Normal Distributions/Central Limit Theorem
6: February 19
Estimates and Sample Sizes/Intro to Hypothesis testing
7; 8-1; 8-2
7: February 26
More on Hypothesis testing/More on Correlation & Regression/
8: March 5
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