:02, Statistics for Business-
01:640:115 or equivalent. Credit not given for more than one of 01:960:201, 211,
285, and 401.
Topics include descriptive statistics, probability theory, random variables,
sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and one- and two-sample t-tests.
The student should develop an understanding of the value of critical analysis of data.
Sheila M. Lawrence, Ph.D.
Due to the potential for viruses, only PDF files (saved as
Office 2003) can be attached
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Thursday prior to class (by appointment)
McClave, Benson and Sincich,
Statistics for Business and Economics
Pearson/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2008, ISBN 13 978-0-13-240935-3
Attendance is of critical importance since the discipline of statistics is cumulative.
is essential to keep up with the class material.
Attendance will not be taken in each class.
lecture/discussion covers materials that are not directly available in the assigned readings.
be responsible for such material.
No guests are permitted in the class.
Copies of the text’s tables in Appendix B and a calculator need to be brought to every
A calculator that performs basic operations (e.g., arithmetic and square root operations) is
necessary for homework assignments, class exercises, and exams.
Statistical software complements the
Reading assignments must be completed prior to each lecture.
No electronic devices (cell phones, palm pilots, beepers, pagers,
recording devices, etc.) are permitted during class.
Attendance at Examinations
There are no makeup exams
there is a valid and compelling conflict (to be substantiated) for any exam, then the student needs to
notify the professor
in writing within the first two weeks of the semester.
Students with legitimate
scheduling conflicts (e.g., “Away” sports competitions) or verifiable illness or court appearances must
notify the professor
Only a doctor’s note will be acceptable for a missed exam due to
Students may bring the textbook and one page of notes (8.5x11, both sides).
Please bring your student ID.
Please bring pencils (no pens, please), erasers, and a calculator.
will be one makeup exam for all impacted students.
No other electronic devices (cell phones, palm
pilots, beepers, pagers, etc.) except electronic dictionaries are permitted during the exams.
Midterm Exam –