GENERAL INFORMATION Instructor:Zhenmin Chen, Ph.D. Office:DM 403B (MMC) Phone: (305) 348-1081 Email: [email protected]Fax:(305) 348-6895 Website:fculty.fiu.edu/~chenzh On-campus Hours:Monday & Wednesday 10:30-11:30, 15:30-16:30 Online Hours:Monday & Wednesday 20:00-21:00 (via Adobe Connect) Course Description This entry-level course is designed to provide non-statistics undergraduate students a foundational introduction to the basic concepts in statistical analysis including descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Both graphical methods and numerical methods are covered in descriptive statistics. The inferential statistics part covers all the commonly used approaches including point estimation, interval estimation and testing hypotheses.Learning Objectives Upon completion of this course successfully, students are expected to possess their skill to do the following: • To be confident in their ability to explain problems statistically. • To determine whether a statistical procedure (such as point estimation, interval estimation or testing hypotheses) can be appropriately used when application questions in their field arise. • To evaluate, analyze and interpret collected data. • To produce evidencing statistical statements using proper statistical terminology in their areas. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Policies Please review the FIU's Policies webpage (). The policies webpage contains essential information regarding guidelines relevant to all courses at FIU, as well as additional information about acceptable netiquette for online courses. Technical Requirements and Skills One of the greatest barriers to taking an online course is a lack of basic computer literacy. By computer literacy we mean being able to manage and organize computer files eﬃciently and learning to use your computer's operating system and software quickly and easily. Keep in mind that this is not a computer literacy course; but students enrolled in online courses are expected to have moderate proficiency using a computer. Please go to the "What's Required" webpage () to find out more information on this subject. This course utilizes the following tools: 1. Adobe Connect 2. MyLab & MasteringPlease visit our Technical Requirements webpage for additional information. () Accessibility and Accommodation The Disability Resource Center collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and community members to create diverse learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable. The DRC provides FIU students with disabilities the necessary support to successfully complete their education and participate in activities available to all students. If you have a diagnosed disability and plan to utilize academic accommodations, please contact the Center at 305-348-3532 or visit them at the Graham Center GC 190.