Hilde Patron Boenheim,
Richards College of Business, Room 1311
This class is fully 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.
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.
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 the final exam. You also have to login the
statsportal course every day, and complete all assignments within
the assigned deadline. You need to attend the final exam.
Exams and assignments
We will have one cumulative final exam face-to-face. The exam
will have multiple choice questions. You need to bring an E-882
scantron, a pencil, and a calculator. The exam will take place on
Tuesday, December 10, from 8 to 9:30AM on the RCOB building (room
will be announced later). If you need to take the exam at an
earlier hour (beacuse of work or other class conflicts), you can
come to my office as early as 7AM. Alternative arrangements may be
made through proctored online testing centers. For example, if you
live or work in Newnan, there is a testing center where you can
take the exam (for a fee). In any case, if you have a conflict
with the exam date and time, you must let me know during the first
week of classes so that we can work on an alternative time.
The face-to-face final exam is worth 30% of your grade.
All other assignments will be delivered and completed online
through the website Statsportal. These assignments are worth a
combined 70%. They include quizzes and homework assignments.
Quizzes consist of multiple choice questions and fill in the
blank calculations. They are timed (usually 120 minutes). Quizzes
will be available for a week. However, once you clich "Begin
quiz", you have 120 minutes to complete the quiz. Time runs
continuously, even you leave the quiz and come back later.
Homework assignments consist of open ended questions and
calculations. They are not timed. They will be given one week
prior to their due date.
We will have several online quizzes and homework problems (equally weighted for a combined 70%), and one final exam face-to-face (worth 30%). You need to bring an 882-Escantron to the final test. 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 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) .
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The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus at anytime during the semester. Any changes will be announced in writing.
You can purchase the access card (and book) at the bookstore, or you can purchase it online directly using a credit card.
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Once you have an access code (purchased online or in the bookstore), you must register it. Direct your browser to http://courses.bfwpub.com/
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