Hilde Patron Boenheim, Ph.D.
Richards College of Business, Room 1311
Face-to-face (RCOB 1311): **Tuesdays: 7:30-11:00AM & 12:30PM-1:30PM**
Thursdays: 7:30-9:30AM & 12:30PM-1:00PM
Online office hours: Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:00AM-9:30AM
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** Note: Sometimes, I will have a meeting of the IRB on Tuesday morning. On these occasions, office hours will be restricted. I will let you know of my availability on the Monday prior. ***
This class is partially online (51-94% online). You need to get access to the website STATSPORTAL. In it you will find assigned videos, readings, and assignments (quizzes and or exams). You need to purchase access to Statsportal and register your access code. For instructions on how to purchase and register the code go to the end of this syllabus.
We will meet
every Thursday from 9:30 to 10:50AM in room RCOB 2327. I will
solve problems that will be useful for quizzes and exams. Some
of the work done on Thursdays will be graded.Arrive
on time to class! If you arrive late you will not get any credit
for the work fonr in the class (before or after you arrive).
We will not
meet on Tuesdays. On Tuesdays, you will have work assigned online.
All of the work done online will be graded.
You must always work individually.
Online quizzes, homework assignments, in-class work, and
in-class exams must be completed individually. Working with
someone else on any assignment (whether online or in person)
will be considered academic dishonesty. The first infraction
will result in a zero on the assignment and reporting to the
Department Chair and Associate Dean. A second infraction will
result in an F in the class and reporting to the Department
Chair, Associate Dean, and Dean of Students.
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.Preliminary Exam Schedule
You will have
several online and in-class assignments. These will be worth a
combined 40% of your grade. The other 60% will be determined by
three equally weighted exams. The exams are all in class and on
the following dates:
Test # 1:
Thursday, September 19.
Test # 2: Thursday, October 24
Test # 3: Thursday, December 12 at 8AM
The exams will
be multiple choice. You must bring a scantron E-882, a pencil, and
a calculator. You will not be allowed to borrow someone else's
calculator, even after they ave completed their exam.
and in-class assignments will be announced at least one week
before their due date. No extensions, make-overs, etc. You will
have one week to complete the online assignment. If you do not
finish and submit in one week, you get a zero. I recommend you do
not leave work until the last minute.
assignments must be completed in class. Once again, there will be
no extensions, make-ups, etc. If you do not attend class on the
day of an assignment, you will get a zero on the assignment.
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. You have two options. YOU MUST SELECT ONE OF THE TWO. ACCESS TO THE ONLINE STATSPORTAL IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COURSE.
Option 1: StatsPortal Access Card ISBN-13: 9781429242608
Option 2: Practice of Statistics for Business and Economics & StatsPortal: ISBN-13: 9781429278270
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 all in-class exams, and in-class assignments. You also have
to login the statsportal course every day, and complete all assignments
within the assigned deadline. The exam dates are listed on this
syllabus. The online quizzes and in-class assignments will be
announced one week in advance.
We will have three exams (worth 20% each), several online quizzes and several in-class assignments for a combined 40%. You need to bring an 882-Escantron to the exams. 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. Deadlilnes 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 faculty instruction (49% face-to-face and 51% online) and work about 360 minutes on additional assignments (without direct faculty instruction) each week. This out-of-class work may include, but is not limited to, assignments, 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) .
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