STA 2023 (754403) SYLLABUS
COURSE NUMBER
: STA 2023
COURSE NAME
: Statistical Methods
REFERENCE NUMBER
: 754403
TERM
: Fall 2013-1
CLASS MEETINGS
: TR, 9:50am – 11:05am, Room 2304
INSTRUCTOR
: LaVonne Dube’, Instructor
Phone:
305-237-3699
Office:
1546
Email:
[email protected]
,
Web site:
OFFICE HOURS
:
MATH DEPT.
: Wolfson Campus, Bldg 1, Rm. 1540, phone 305-237-7461
COURSE DESCRIPTION
: The student in this course will acquire knowledge in the following topics:
collecting, grouping, and presenting data; measures of central tendency and dispersion; probability; testing
hypotheses; confidence intervals, and correlation. (3 hr. lecture)
Course Objectives:
1.Describe a data set using methods of graphing, measures of central tendency and dispersion, and measures of relative standing.
2.Identify and apply basic probability theory to solve probability problems.
3.Identify and apply the appropriate method for estimating a proportion, a mean where σ is known, and a mean where σ is unknown.
4.Identify and apply the appropriate method for conducting a hypothesis test for a proportion, a mean where σ is known, a mean where σ is unknown, and the difference between two means.
5.
Interpret a scatter-plot, a correlation coefficient, and a simple linear regression equation.
PRE-REQUISITE
: MAT 1033 with grade of C or better or equivalent.
TEXT
:
Essentials of Statistics
, 4th Edition, Mario F. Triola
Calculator:
A calculator that has basic functions is CRITICAL to your success in the course. The
calculator on your cell phone is not allowed in exams
and usually is not adequate for the work we will be
doing.
While the TI-83 or TI-84 calculators have functions that will make the calculations simpler, this
specific brand of calculator is not mandatory to be successful in the course.
TI-83 or TI-84 Calculator
: In class we will be using these Texas Instruments calculators for some of our
calculating. We will learn some of the features that help us organize data, do statistical calculations, and
present results. The publisher of the textbook also provides a manual which discusses the features of these
calculators which are relevant to the topics in the textbook. Students can receive this manual along with the
textbook, when they purchase it new at our bookstore. The chapters of the manual are organized to
correspond with the material of the chapters of the textbook. If you are using the TI brand of calculator, you
are encouraged to utilize the manual along with the chapters of the textbook.
Required on-line Homework in MyMathLab
: With the textbook, Students should receive an access code for
the MyMathLab course that the instructor has created online to supplement this course. The website for the
online course is
. The course ID for the MyMathLab course is
love72467
.
There
is on-line homework assigned for each section we cover in class.
The required homework that is online
makes up approximately 25% of the overall grade of the live course (see GRADING POLICY and FINAL
GRADE DETERMINATION).