MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
S1UU 2013 CNA
BS, MS, PhD (Biostatistics)
Education Building, CAFB
Jan 15 to Mar 5, 2013
4:30 - 9:45 PM
Textbook: Elementary Statistics by Mario F. Triola, 11th
ed. Addison-Wesley: c. 2010
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There is an increasing demand in
today’s world for the particular skills needed to solve statistical
problems. The philosophy of this
instructor is to teach these particulars and also underline how they relate to
three more general skills: (1) the ability to do critical thinking and
problem-solving; (2) the ability to communicate effectively; and (3) the
ability to collaborate. The study of
applied math like statistics will strengthen all these skills. While recognizing that each individual
approaches learning differently, the object of this course is to teach the
student how to think for themselves and recognize different ways of approaching
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 will be two exams, and
homework in this course. The exams
contain the core assessment for the course. Neither the midterm nor the final is a take home exam.
Homework: 25 percent
Midterm exam: 25 percent
Class participation: 25 percent
Final exam: 25 percent
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Discuss Course Syllabus
Chapter 1 “Introduction to Statistics”
Chapter 2 “Summarizing and Graphing Data”
Chapter 3 “Statistics for Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data”
Review of Homework #1
Chapter 4 “Probability and Counting Rules”
Assign Homework #2
Chapter 5 “Discrete Probability Distributions”
Review Homework #2
“Normal Probability Distributions”
Review of Homework #3
Review for Midterm Exam: Chapters 1-6
Midterm Exam Chapters 1 – 6.
Review Midterm Exam
Chapter 7 “Confidence Intervals and Sample Size”
Assign Homework #4
Review Homework #4,
Chapter 8 “Hypothesis Testing”
Review Homework #5
Discuss Chapter 10 “Correlation and Regression”
Complete Chapter 10 “Correlation and Regression”
Assign Homework #6
Review Homework #6
Review of Course Material for the Final Exam
Final Exam: Chapters 7 – 10
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