EC 315 Quantitative Research Methods
F1F 2011 QU
BS US Military Academy 1971MS Operations Analysis, Naval Postgraduate Sch 1981
15 Aug – 9 Oct 2011
5:30 - 10:50 PM
Lind, Marchal & Wathen, Basic Statistics for Business and Economics w/ Formula Card, 7th Edition, 2011, McGraw-Hill Irwin Publishing. ISBN 978-0-07-738447-0
A calculator is required to be in the possession of the student in all classes. The calculator must support at least addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and square root. A graphing calculator is not required. A scientific calculator is recommended. (usually significantly less than $25).
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Educational Philosophy: This is an interactive course based on lectures and readings to develop quantitative problem solving skills utilizing statistical techniques. Students will be evaluated using quizzes, final exam and a term project.
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:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Quizzes: 350 pts/35%
Final Exam/Core Assessment: 300 pts/30%
Research Project: 300 pts/30%
Class Participation 50 pts/5%
The follwing scale will be used to assign course letter grades:
93 - 100 A
82 - <93 B
65 - <82 C
60 - <65 D
<60 F (or see attendance policy)
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: Class participation is expected. 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 or temporary duty, are excusable; however, the student must notify the instructor (Prior to the class to be missed if possible) and make up missed work as follows: Read and be responsible for assigned readings/course content and work recommended/assigned problems as appropriate. (see late submission of course material section as well) As previously stated, the Final Examination must be taken in a proctored environment. If it is impossible to take the exam with the rest of the class during the scheduled class period, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor well prior to that date (5 Oct 2011) and arrange to take the exam.
17 Aug 11
Review of Basic Statistics (Scan Chap 1-8) as necessary
24 Aug 11
Chap 9 Estimation
Chap 10 One Sample Hypothesis Test
31 Aug 11
Chap 11 Two Sample Hypothesis Test
7 Sep 11
Chap 12 Analysis of Variance
14 Sep 11
Chap 13 Linear Regression and Correlation
21 Sep 11
Chap 14 Multiple Regression
28 Sep 11
5 Oct 11
Core Assessment/Final Exam
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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