Hilde Patron Boenheim, Ph.D.
Richards College of Business, Room 1311
This class is partially online (51-94% online). We will meet face-to-face every Thursday from 9:30-10:50AM in RCOB 1309. The rest of the class will take place online. You will find videos, readings, tutorials and quizzes in CourseDen (D2L).
Also, you need to bring a calculator to tests and class meetings (NO CELLPHONES!). The calculator must, at the very least allow you to raise numbers to various powers and take all kinds of roots. A statistical calculator would be preferable (TI83 or TI84).
In this course we study basic statistics concepts and emphasize their applications to business environments. The various topics include methods of presenting data, probability theory and distribution, central tendency and dispersion measures, hypothesis testing, and linear regression.
Prerequisites: MAT111 or MATH 1113, CISM 2201 and a 2.0 minimum GPA. You also need to have access to a computer and you must have access to the internet.
Textbook: "Practice of Statistics for Business and
Economics, 3rd Edition" by Moore, McCabe, Duckworth and Alwan.
Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes
(1) Construct and interpret tabular and graphical methods of presenting qualitative and quantitative data. (LG2, LG3, LG10)
(2) Construct and interpret summary numerical measures of location, variability, and association for the sample and the population. (LG2, LG3, LG10)
(3) Apply basic probability concepts, expected value, and variance to a variety of business applications (LG2, LG6, LG10)
(4) Use discrete and continuous probability distributions and sampling distributions in a variety of business applications (LG2, LG3, LG6, LG10)
(5) Construct and interpret interval estimates and hypothesis tests (LG2)
(6) Estimate regression models, evaluate the results of regression models, and use the results for prediction and forecasting (LG2, LG3, LG6, LG10)
(7) Use Microsoft Excel to generate descriptive statistics and perform regression and correlation analysis (LG2, LG3, LG6, LG10)
Note: A complete list of expected learning goals (LG) for the Economics Department can be found at the department web site (http://www.westga.edu/econ/index_12904.php).
You have to attend the all exams. Thursday in-class meetings are
highly recommended. Finally, you must login to D2L every
day, and complete all assignments within the assigned deadline.
Exams and assignments
We will have three exams. Each exam will be worth 20% of your
grade. The exams will take place in the regular classroom on the
Test # 1: Thursday, February 6
Test # 2: Thursday, March 13
Test # 3: Thursday, April 17
You must arrive on time to the test or you will not be allowed to take the exam. If you arrive late or miss an exam, you will have to take a comprehensive final exam on Thursday, April 24 from 8-9:30AM. If you do not miss any tests, you do not have to take the comprehensive final exam.
All other assignments will be delivered and completed online through Courseden. These assignments are worth a combined 40%. Quizzes consist of multiple choice questions. They are timed (usually 60 minutes). Once you clich "Begin quiz", you have 60 minutes to complete the quiz. Time runs continuously, even you leave the quiz and come back later. The quizzes are due on the following dates and times:
Quiz # 1: due by 11:00PM on Thursday, January 16.
Quiz # 2: due by 11:00PM on Thursday, January 23.
Quiz # 3: due by 11:00PM on Thursday, January 30.
Quiz # 4: due by 11:00PM on Thursday, February 20.
Quiz # 5: due by 11:00PM on Thursday, February 27.
Quiz # 6: due by 11:00PM on Thursday, March 6.
Quiz # 7: due by 11:00PM on Thursday, March 27.
Quiz # 8: due by 11:00PM on Thursday, April 10.
Quiz # 9: due by 11:00PM on Thursday, April 17.
Quiz # 10: due by 11:00PM on Monday, April 21.
If you miss a test or online assignment you will
have to provide a valid excuse in writting (doctor's excuse).I
will not give make up quizzes or tests. Only verifiable doctor's
excuses will be considered as valid excuses for missing a quiz or
test. The excuse must encompass the complete time span that the
assignment is available. All excuses will be verified. (Vacations,
weddings, and other social events are not valid excuses).
No make-ups will given under any circumstances.
Deadlines will not be moved under any circumstances.
You are responsible for completing the assignment by the deadline.
If you have any questions, concerns, complaints, etc. about your grade you MUST bring it to my attention within 48 of the posting date. You cannot wait until the end of the semester to argue about missing grades, or other problems (48 hours from publication date).
A: 90% or higher
B: 80% to 89.9999%
C: 70% to 79.9999%
D: 60% to 69.9999%
F: Less than 60%
Note: an 89.9% is a B!
No extra credit opportunities will be offered!Credit Hour Policy (3 credit hours): For approximately fifteen weeks, students in this class will generally spend 150 minutes with direct online faculty instruction (including Power Point presentations, class notes, case studies, videos, applets, discussion boards, review sessions) and work about 360 minutes on additional assignments (without direct faculty instruction) each week. Additional assignments may include, but are not limited to, quizzes, projects, group work, research, and test preparation.
Students Rights and Responsabilities: Please carefully review the information at the following link: (http://www.westga.edu/assetsDept/vpaa/Common_Language_for_Course_Syllabi.pdf) .
The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus at anytime during the semester. Any changes will be announced in writing.