MSC 317 Syllabus

# MSC 317 Syllabus - MSC 317 QUANTITATIVE BUSINESS RESEARCH...

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MSC 317 QUANTITATIVE BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS Spring 2009 PROFESSOR : Dr. Page OFFICE HOURS : 4:00 – 5:00 Tuesday and Thursday, and by appointment OFFICE LOCATION : N332 North Business Complex PHONE : 432-6419 E-MAIL: SECRETARY: Marlena Vertrees TEXT : Complete Business Statistics, Seventh Edition, Aczel READ THE SYLLABUS COMPLETELY. YOU CAN EXPECT AT LEAST ONE QUESTION ON ITS CONTENT SOMETIME DURING THE TERM . COURSE DESCRIPTION This course focuses on the application of statistical techniques to real world business problems. Topics covered include applications of difference of means tests, analysis of variance, regression and correlation, selected non-parametric tests, time series, and forecasting. COURSE OBJECTIVES 1. To develop an understanding of the value and importance of applying statistical procedures to business decisions. 2. To develop the ability to recognize the appropriate statistical procedure for various decision making situations. 3. To develop skill in using statistical methods in practical business situations. METHOD OF INSTRUCTION There will be two lectures held each week. The lectures are designed to introduce and clarify the statistical topics to be covered in the course, and to relate those topics to business applications. The lectures will be primarily based on examples of the various statistical techniques. The recitation sections, which are held every Friday are designed to cover exams, quizzes, and homework problems as well as to facilitate discussions, answer questions, and clarify materials according to the particular needs of each section. COURSE PREREQUISITES

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It is assumed that all students have completed Statistics 315 (or equivalent), and understood the concepts presented in that course. If such is not the case, then you must take Statistics 315 BEFORE taking this course. It is strongly recommended that students review the material from STT 315 as many of those concepts will be used in this course. HOMEWORK Four homework assignments will be turned in for grading. The dates homework will be assigned and due are shown on this syllabus and on the webpage. You must show all your work. You will get no credit for correct answers without showing how you arrived at the answers. Partial credit will be given even if the answer is incorrect but intermediate steps are correct. However, in order to receive full credit, the problem must be worked correctly and the correct answer must be obtained. Homework is NOT a group project. It is assumed that what is turned in for grading is each student’s own work and no one else’s. Homework must be turned in to your recitation instructor NO LATER than the beginning of your scheduled recitation section. Late homework will not be accepted under any circumstances. DO NOT put your homework in Professor Page's
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MSC 317 Syllabus - MSC 317 QUANTITATIVE BUSINESS RESEARCH...

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