EC 315 Quantitative Research Methods
S1E 2013 PE
B.A. Soviet Area Studies, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VermontM.A. Applied Economics, San Diego State University
After class or by appointment.
1/14/2013 - 3/10/2013
5:00 - 10:25 PM
MA 120 and CS 140
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Educational Philosophy: This course will be conducted in a round-table
manner in which participation from students will be expected. As we discuss the
various statistical concepts, we will make use of practical and familiar data
so that the student will relate to said data. Be prepared to roll up your
sleeves in this class as it requires that you work through "in-class"
group assignments to solidify your understanding of course content.
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:
comprehension of class material, quiz and exam scores will be a direct
reflection of how seriously you take your homework assignments. The
problems are targeted to our discussions and will also be the basis for
the quizzes, midterm and the final exam. Here are the important points
to remember regarding your assignments:
Quizzes will consist of 20-30 multiple choice questions on the material presented during the prior session and comprises 15% of your final grade.
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Less than 600
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: Be respectful, honest and ready to learn. The use of any communication
device during class will be taken as a sign of disrespect and I will
reduce 5 points from your overall score for every violation. Keep in
mind, I do not give warnings.
What is Statistics?
Describing Data: Frequency
Describing Data: Numerical Measures
A Survey of Probability Concepts
Discrete Probability Distributions
Continuous Probability Distributions
Sampling Methods & the Central
Estimation & Confidence
Term Paper Project Proposal Due
One-Sample Test of Hypothesis
Two-Sample Test of Hypothesis
Linear Regression and Correlation
Analysis of Variance
Multiple Regression and Correlation
Review of Empirical Papers
Paper Due / 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 95-96
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 95
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 98
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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