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Outline of Syllabus - Outline of the Syllabus BUSA 2182, R...

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Outline of the Syllabus BUSA 2182, R 06:00-08:45 p.m.
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Syllabus Outline I. Class Information: A. Introduction to Business Statistics, BUSA 2182 B. We meet on Thursdays (R) at 1800 to 2050 in Howard Jordan room 228A II. Instructor Information: A. Dr. Ulysses J. Brown, III B. Office: 233 Howard Jordan Business Building C. Phone: (912) 356-2822 Fax: (912) 353-3184 D. Email: [email protected] Web: http://coba.savstate.edu/brownu III. Required Texts: A. Basic Statistics for Business and Economics B. Doing Data Analysis with SPSS IV. Pre-requisites: A. Math 1113 or Math 2181 B. Policy: 1. Must have a grade of C or better prior to enrollment in the course. 2. Sitting for second class session is certifying completion of the pre-requisites. 3. If certification is incorrect, violators will be administratively withdrawn from the course. a. If withdraw occurs after the official date to withdraw without a grade penalty, the grade assigned will be a “WF.” b. If violation is not discovered until after a final grade is reported, by the student’s continued presence on the official role as of the second class meeting, acknowledges that the reported grade is authorized to be changed to a “WF.” V. Calculator Requirement A. Student will need a scientific calculator. B. Student will bring calculator and books to every class session.
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C. Be sure to read the calculator users’ manual. D. College of Business Administration recommended calculator: HP10BII. VI. Course Description: An introduction to the methods of scientific inquiry and statistical inference. A. Subjects covered 1. Sampling 2. Hypothesis 3. Testing 4. Determination of the nature and strength of relationships among variables 5. Decision theory 6. Time Series Analysis 7. Non-parametric Methods B. Develops proficiency in the use of statistical software such as spreadsheets and statistical packages. VII. Course Objectives A. Primary Objective: For the student to learn how to analyze, interpret, and understand statistical reasoning and arguments with respect to business problem solving. B. Other Objectives 1. Master the terminology of statistics. 2. Understand the logic of statistical methods. 3. Learn to identify the appropriate statistical method to use. 4. Develop the mathematical skills to apply statistical methods. VIII. Teaching Methodologies A. Computer aided instruction and use of the Internet. B. Software tools are used to help explain how scientific algorithms work. C. Classroom instruction on theory, applications, and hand calculations. D. Hands-on problem solving experience using software such as the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).
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IX. Ethical Perspectives: Ethical issues will be discussed wherever they are applicable. A. Ways of looking at ethical issues
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Outline of Syllabus - Outline of the Syllabus BUSA 2182, R...

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