MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
F2T 2012 DLF
Green, Kathleen R.
PhD - Adult Education MBA - Business Adminstration BA - Chemistry
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9am - 5pm Mountain Time Monday - Friday
22 October - 16 December 2012
Textbook: Your lab fee for MyMathLab includes the e-book version of the textbook.
If you wish to have a hardcopy version of the text in addition to the e-book you may order it from MBS, the Park online bookstore at http://direct.mbsbooks.com/park.htm.
Hardcopy Text: Elementary Statistics, 11th Ed. w/Multimedia Study Guide
Author: Mario F. Triola
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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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: THE COURSE LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Introductions - By the end of the first week of the course submit a short paragraph to introduce yourself, and respond to someone else's introduction
Each week you will have these regular learning activities:
Reading – Read the assigned chapter sections in your textbook
Lecture – Read the Content Lecture Files contained within the course
Media - View videos, flash files, and PowerPoint presentations
Webliography - Enhance the learning experience with varying presentations and examples of the weekly topics beyond the course lectures, textbook, and MyMathLab
Discussions - Answer one question for each week, and post a response to someone else's answer (graded activity). Student MUST follow the directions provided to obtain full credit.
Homework - Complete the MyMathLab weekly homework assignment (graded activity)
Quiz - Complete the MyMathLab weekly quiz (graded activity)
Final Exam - Complete the final exam in week 8 (graded activity)
10 pts each
5 pts each
15 pts each
20 pts each
Number of Points
524 - 585
89.5 - 100%
466 - 523
79.5 - 89.4%
407 - 465
69.5 - 79.4%
349 - 406
59.5 - 69.4%
000 - 348
00 - 59.4%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Computer literacy is expected: You are expected to have sufficient access to a personal computer with a modem and web browser, access to the Internet, and to use your PIRATEMAIL e-mail account.
Please do not request special allowances if you do not have a way to access the course or your PIRATEMAIL.
Policy #1: Submission of Work.
A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 AM MT and Sunday at 12:00 AM MT. (MT is Mountain Time at Denver, Colorado, where eCollege is located. When Denver is in Daylight Saving Time, the course will be also. Please make sure you adjust your classwork schedule to meet the MT deadlines.) The assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date.
NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE MADE FOR MISSED DEADLINES.
Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts.
When files are sent as email, thread, or dropbox attachments, they should be in either Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, RTF, ASCII, txt, pdf, JPEG, or TIFF file formats. WORDPERFECT and some scanner files (like .max) are not acceptable for this course.
Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation.
Journal: You should use this communication tool for private messages to me. Make sure you choose the option to allow me to view your entry. Should you need to send me an attachment of your work, you will need to send it via an email.
General email: You should use email for private messages to me and your classmates. When sending me an email, you must identify yourself fully by course number, section letters, and last name in the SUBJECT LINE of your email: MA120 DL, your last name. PLEASE DO THIS ON EVERY EMAIL THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE TERM.
Threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class.
Instructor Response Policy: I am required to check my email frequently and respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours. Seldom a day goes by that I am not reading and responding to emails and thread postings.
Observation of "Netiquette": All your online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online course. What you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.
I only accept professional postings.
PROOFREAD AND USE THE SPELLCHECK TOOL FOR ALL THREAD POSTINGS.
Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the online classroom.
If you experience computer difficulties (need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your online course, click on the HELP button in your online classroom, then click on the helpdesk menu item, and then fill out the form or call the helpdesk for assistance. (I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU JOT DOWN THE PHONE NUMBERS OF eCOLLEGE AND PARK HELPDESK FROM THE WEBSITES NOW. In case you cannot enter the course or Park websites later you will have the numbers to call.)
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: This course provides an introduction to the world of statistical analysis. Each week we'll focus on different aspects of the general topic.
In Unit 1 we'll learn what the topic of statistics entails. We'll discuss some ways to collect the needed data for a statistical study. By the end the unit we'll have a view of how the two distinct divisions of statistics, descriptive and inferential, are related.
In Unit 2 we'll discover how to convert pure data into corrupted data, also referred to as ungrouped data into grouped data. Then we will examine some of the many ways data can be visually displayed graphically.
In Unit 3 we will examine ways to describe data by looking at its central tendency, its variation from its center, and how to determine the location of an element within a data set. A method of finding the proportions of variation a data set possesses will also be covered.
In Unit 4 we'll explore the basic concepts of probabilities, the branch of mathematics that allows us to take a sample and make predictions about the population from which it was derived. We'll strive to gain a fundamental understanding of probability through its addition, multiplication and counting rules.
In Unit 5 we combine the probability concepts and the statistical concepts we previously learned to construct discrete probability distributions. Then we'll learn how to find statistics of the distribution. The unit ends with a discussion on a specific discrete probability distribution called the binomial distribution.
In Unit 6 the discussion changes from discrete distributions to continuous random variable distributions. We begin looking at the Normal distribution and then quickly moving on the the Standard Normal distribution. We conclude the unit by learning how the Central Limit Theorem can be applied to sample data sets.
In Unit 7 we move into inferential statistics. We learn how to use a sample mean to estimate the population mean, and how we can confidently report its value within a specific interval.
In Unit 8 we will examine the basics of hypothesis testing by using one-sample procedures for the hypothesis test of the population mean. In addition we will conclude our examination of topics in statistics by discussing the purpose of regression and correlation analysis. First, we'll examine some introductory terms, then focus on simple linear regression analysis and simple linear correlation analysis.
During this final week of the course you will also complete the proctored Final Exam and the Course Evaluation.
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
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Additional Information:Incompletes are NOT a right, but a rare exception that are granted only in the most extraordinary of situations.
If you feel that you will require an incomplete (again, the exception, not the rule), it is your responsibility to contact your instructor BEFORE THE END OF THE COURSE and make this request. In most cases, written third party documentation will be required to support your request. It is at the discretion of the instructor whether an incomplete will be granted and for what length of time it will be granted, with an absolute maximum extension period of 90 days. Furthermore, incomplete grades will be assigned following all the requirements indicated by the Park University Incomplete Policy.
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Bibliography: I began teaching and tutoring for Park University at the Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Campus in 1993. Until April 31, 2005, I was also the Testing Center Supervisor for LaserGrade Computerized Testing (Yes, one of those "official" proctors). I watched the Park University Online Program grow from a handful of instructors and students to its present day size. As an online instructor I have been required to take several online instructional courses, and have also received my PhD in Adult Education, specializing in Online/Distant Learning. I have developed many courses in various fields of study, for example: Advanced Aerodynamics, Algebra, Statistics, and Accounting, just to name a few. So you might say I have experienced the online program from the viewpoint of a student, a proctor, an instructor, course developer, and in a limited way, an administrator! During the continual growth period there have been numerous changes and improvements. Please read more about me in my introduction posting.
I pledge to do my best as your instructor. Will you do the same as my student? If so, let's work together and hopefully we will all learn something new.
Last Updated:9/20/2012 12:34:08 PM