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BUS 215.03 Syllabus Fall 2009

BUS 215.03 Syllabus Fall 2009 - BUS 215.03 Introduction to...

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BUS 215.03 – Introduction to Business Statistics; Fall 2009 Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:20 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.; Harriman Hall Room 104 Professor Thomas R. Sexton; Office: Harriman Hall Room 317 E-Mail: [email protected] Telephone: (631) 632-7181; Fax: (631) 632-9412 Goals of the Course This course is an introduction to the concepts, methods, and applications of statistics in business. In your career, you will often face situations in which a clear understanding of statistical thinking and methodology will be essential. I have designed the course to: 1. Introduce the basic concepts and methods of statistics, 2. Demonstrate the applications of statistics in business decision making, 3. Enable you to perform statistical analyses using appropriate software, and 4. Help you to become a wise consumer of statistical analyses performed by others. College of Business Learning Objectives This course contributes to the College of Business Learning Objectives in the following way: Learning Objective BUS 215 Activity Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making Throughout the course, you will learn how to think critically about business problems and how to apply standard statistical methods to solving business problems and to improving business decision making. Textbook and Computer Software The textbook is Applied Statistics in Business and Economics , second edition, Doane and Seward, McGraw-Hill (2009). IMPORTANT: I have ordered a custom version of this textbook packaged with ALEKS and Homework Manager access codes through the campus bookstore. I strongly advise you to save money by purchasing this package rather than purchasing the book and access codes separately. We will use Microsoft Excel 2007 and Statistix for Windows 9.0 , which are available in every SINC site. Visit https://tlt.stonybrook.edu/Facilites/ComputerLabs/SINCSites/Pages/SINCSiteOpenHours.aspx for the locations and hours of SINC sites. Stony Brook students can receive Microsoft Office Enterprise free. For details, visit http://it.cc.stonybrook.edu/student_guide/software . If you wish to purchase your own copy of the student version of SX , please contact Analytical Software, P.O. Box 12185, Tallahassee, FL 32317 (toll-free 800-933-7879 or e-mail at [email protected] .) 1
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Class Schedule Table 1 shows the class schedule. On days highlighted in yellow, we will meet in the Computer Science SINC Site, Room 2116 in the Computer Science building (not to be confused with the Computing Center SINC Site). On all other days, including exam days, we will meet in our regular classroom. Class Day Date Chapter Activity 1 Tuesday 1-Sep-09 Random Rectangles 2 Thursday 3-Sep-09 2 Randomized Response Sampling 3 Tuesday 8-Sep-09 2 4 Thursda y 10-Sep-09 3 Survey of BUS 215 Students 5 Tuesday 15-Sep-09 4 Survey of BUS 215 Students 6 Thursday 17-Sep-09 5 Let's Make a Deal 7 Tuesday 22-Sep-09 5 8 Thursday 24-Sep-09 5 ELISA Test for HIV Tuesday 29-Sep-09 Classes Follow Monday Schedule 9 Thursday 1-Oct-09 6 10 Tuesday 6-Oct-09 Midterm Exam 1 – Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 11 Thursda y 8-Oct-09 6 12 Tuesday 13-Oct-09 6 Financial Investing 13 Thursday
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