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Unformatted text preview: BCOR 1020 Business Statistics Spring 2009 . Who, Where, When, Contact Info Dr. Heather Adams Office: Room 486 Koelbel Lecture: MW KOBL 210 3:00-3:50pm and 4-4:50pm Recitations: F (times vary) Office Hours: MTWR 2-3pm or by appointment Phone: (303) 735-0544 Heather.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Course Website: CULearn Course Learning Objectives To help you become a responsible consumer of data by being able to do the following Graphically describe a data set using graphical tools available on Excel. Describe a data set using different numerical measures. Define and identify random variables in business environments (manufacturing and service businesses) and use five common probability distributions (Uniform, Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential) to describe a business process or performance measure. Calculate a confidence interval for estimating both a population mean and a population proportion. Construct appropriate hypotheses for a business decision and use sample data to make a decision. Construct a simple linear regression model, generate the model using Excel, and interpret Excel output using the Data Analysis Regression Tool. Formulate appropriate hypotheses and interpret output from a Chi-Square Test for Independence between categorical variables. Present statistical information in a report format on a topic that was researched using library resources. Prerequisites: The two prerequisites for this course are a passing score on the Leeds Excel Assessment and Math 1071. If you have not passed the Leeds Excel Assessment or have not received credit for Math 1071, then you will be administratively dropped from this course. Learning Tools: Clickers, Homework, Quizzes, Projects, and Exams You are responsible for all information and announcements given during lecture or recitation, including changes to exam schedules and homework assignments. You are responsible for picking up graded material during recitations. Teaching assistants will not email grades to you. Clickers (5% of Grade) Mathematical topics are best learned through doing. As I work examples in class I encourage and even expect you to work the problems with me. To improve the learning environment in the large classroom, we will be using clickers this semester. There will be several problems to be worked in class. You will answer using the clicker and your response will be recorded. You will receive credit for responding, showing your attendance and attention, and also credit for responding with the correct answer, showing your understanding. Projects (Two each 10% of Grade) Performing data analysis and explaining the results is critical for any business major. Computers also play a significant role in your college education. You will be given two projects that involve data, statistical analysis, and writing. You will be expected to use Excel and/or Megastat to perform the statistical analysis for these projects and to write a brief report explaining your...
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