STAT Syllabus Spring 2010

STAT Syllabus Spring 2010 - Applied Statistics Syllabus...

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Applied Statistics Syllabus Azusa Pacific University School of Business and Management PSYC 299, Applied Statistics, Spring 2010, 3 units Faculty Information Stuart C. Strother, Ph.D. Professor, School of Business and Management Office: Wilden Hall 218. Regular office hours: Monday, 2:00-5:00 pm or by appointment. Contact: , office phone: 626-812-3091, fax: 626-815-3802 University Mission Statement “Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian community of disciples and scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence in liberal arts and professional programs of higher education that encourage students to develop a Christian perspective of truth and life.” School of Business and Management Mission Statement “We passionately pursue academic excellence and spiritual enrichment to advance the work of God in business and society around the world” Applied Statistics (3 credits) Course Description This 3-credit course covers basic statistical concepts. The course offers an introduction to research and statistics, and addresses the learner as both a consumer and producer of statistics. The course provides the background necessary to read statistical reports and graphs, calculate descriptive statistics, use fundamental laws of probability, analyze the Normal distribution, perform hypothesis tests, use linear regression, time series analysis, and statistical process control tools. Students will use manual calculations and software to solve statistical problems. Understanding and use of the above statistics are stressed over mathematical development. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or equivalent. Students unfamiliar with spreadsheet software should first take BUSI 240, Introduction to Information Systems. Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course students should be able to: 1. Distinguish between different levels of measurement. 2. Use raw data to create graphs and charts. 3. Calculate measures of central tendency and dispersion. 4. Use rules of probability to predict the likelihood of an event. 5. Collect samples using multiple techniques. 6. Use sample data to estimate population parameters. 7. Conduct parametric and non-parametric hypothesis tests using the z , t , F , and χ 2 distributions. 8. Conduct bivariate and multivariate correlation and regression analysis. 9. Predict future trends using time series analysis. 10. Use statistical quality control techniques that are common in business. 11. Use MS Excel software to solve statistical problems. 12. Integrate a Biblical worldview with the science of statistics. Required Textbook 1
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Strother, S. C., & Griego, O. (2009). Statistics for Business and Economics . St. Paul, MN: Freeload Press, 388 pages. Available online ($58.33) at or visit Wilden 203 to purchase a copy ($45). 2
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