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Unformatted text preview: MANAGEMENT 305 Business Statistics Spring 2011 Instructor: Priya Francisco Office: Krannert 745 Phone: 494-4436 E-mail: [email protected] Administrative Assistant: Sue Stone Office: Krannert 502 Phone: 494-4469 E-mail: [email protected] Lectures: MW 9:00-10:15 AM Venue: RAWL 1057 MW 10:30-11:45AM RAWL 1057 MW 12:00-1:15AM RAWL 1057 MW 1:30-2:45 PM RAWL 1057 Office Hours: T,TH 3:00-4:15 PM or by appointment Course URL: http://Katalyst.mgmt.purdue.edu/ Resource Material : Statistics for Business and Economics by Anderson, Sweeney, and Williams. Cengage Learning, 10 th Edition. If you have the latest edition it is still Ok. The Chapters are exactly the same. As an alternative, you can download individual e-chapters from the following website for a lower cost: http://www.ichapters.com/market/isbn.html?isbn=0324658370&cid=D2S Course Objectives : This course is designed to introduce students to the techniques of statistical methods and inference . Coverage will include the study of probability distributions such as the normal and binomial; sampling distributions , the basic statistical inference methods , analysis of variance, design of experiment, and applied linear regression techniques. Target: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to perform basic data analysis with the use of a calculator and tables, as well as computer software such as Excel and Minitab. General Comments : Contact: If you find yourself falling behind, please see your instructor. It is very important not to get confused since each lecture builds on the previous one. Course Website: Important announcements and information will be posted on the web. You should check out the course website regularly. Class Notes: The class notes will be posted on the course website. Problems: The only way you can really understand probability and statistics is by doing many problems. It is important to realize that this course is different than many others in the following respect: you may understand both the lectures and the book quite well, but not be able to do problems efficiently. Homeworks: I will give problems from your book. Your proficiency in this course will improve if these problems are done faithfully and in a timely fashion. No late homework will be accepted ....
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