College of Business Administration

Kent State University

Statistics for Management

BAD-64005/74005

7:00-9:30 PM, Tue.

 

General Information:

 

Instructor:Dr. James H. Hamburg

Office:Open Area

Hours:6:00-6:55 PM or By Appointment

Phone:

E-mail:jhamburg@wadsnet.com

 

Class Room:BSA 206

 

Required Text:

 

  • Bowerman & OíConnell, Business Statistics in Practice_ Latest Edition, McGraw- Hill/Irwin
  • Berk and Carey, Data Analysis with Microsoft Excelr Latest Edition_ Duxbury

 

Prerequisites: Students must have completed all required coursework (B AD 74004/64004) to take this course.

 

Course Objectives:This course has two main objectives:

 

  1. Learn basic concepts and techniques of statistical inference.
  2. Learn to apply these basic techniques to real world situations.

 

These skills will prepare the student for more advanced work in either their college major or on the job. Certain topics will be emphasized in the course (elementary regression, ANOV A, etc.)

 

Attendance and Make-up Policy:

 

In general, students are expected to attend class and be prepared to participate in class discussions. Students are strongly encouraged to Ask Questions during class. Class will be conducted in accordance with generally accepted standards of courtesy, consideration, and respect. Students are responsible for any material discussed and/or assigned. There is no extra credit for this course unless specifically stated by the instructor.

With respect to make-up, the general policy is that the make-up of missed work (including exams and homework) is not allowed. Makeup exams for excused absences will be administered at the discretion of the instructor. The excused absences are:

 

  1. a prearranged situation (e.g., course field trips, athletic trips, etc.)
  2. an emergency illness, death in the family, etc. or
  3. an unforeseeable circumstance (business trips)

 

In all these cases, the instructor should be notified as soon as possible.

Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty, in all forms, is prohibited. Students will be referred to

the College and the University for appropriate action. No credit for the course will be given.

 

Performance Evaluation:

 

  • Grading:

 

Grades will be based on the weighted value of points earned on various exercises used for evaluation purposes. The final grades may be adjusted at the discretion of the instructor. The course grading scale is 90+ A, 80-90 B, 70-80 C, 60-70 D, below 60 F.

 

  • Exams:

 

There will be two examinations and a final exam each exam will be worth 100 points unless noted by instructor at exam time. The exams will be composed of multiple choice questions with each question worth five (5) points. The exams will be developed by the instructor. Unless otherwise notified, each student will be permitted to use one 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of notes (both sides) and a non-programmable calculator during examinations. Any tables that are required will be provided as part of the exam.

 

  • Problem Assignments/Class Participation:

 

There will be various problems assigned from each chapter and each problem will be worth five (5) points. All problems will be discussed in class with a student doing each problem. The student can gain additional points as follows toward their overall point total.

5 points for doing a problem totally correct

3 points for doing a problem but with a minor math error

1 point for trying to do a problem but not able to complete

 

The problems will be turned in on the due date with the student making a copy for discussion. Class time will be provided for the students to discuss the problem assignments.

 

  • Computer Projects:

There will be various computer projects assigned from each chapter and each

computer project will be worth fifty (50) points. Each project will be reviewed on the date assigned and the results discussed on the due date.

 

Lectures: Class lectures will cover the important points of the material assigned and be expanded to demonstrate how the points relate to today's operations. The student is responsible for all the material assigned even if it is not covered in class.

 

Withdrawal††††††††††††††††††††††† Withdrawal from Classes: If, for any reason, a student should withdraw from this class, the student needs to do it officially. Otherwise you will receive an " F " for the course. Your instructor will not authorize withdrawals after the third week of classes.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Student with Disabilities: In accordance with University policy, if you have a documented disability and require accommodations to obtain equal access in this course, please contact the instructor at the beginning of the semester or when given an assignment for which an accommodation is required. Students with disabilities must verify their eligibility through the Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) in the Michael Schwartz Service Center (672≠-3391).

 

This syllabus is a guide, not an absolute contract.

 

 

DETAILED SYLLABUS & CLASS SCHEDULE

 

 

MTG #

 

DATE

 

TOPIC

 

TEXT REFERENCE

(link to class notes)

 

READING/PROBLEMS

ASSIGNMENT & DUE DATE

 

1

8/31

General Overview

Review Syllabus

Fill out Questionnaire

Introduction (Skip 1.4)

Descriptive Stat. (Skip 2.7-2.9)

]

 

 

 

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 2

Probís. Ch 2

2.15, 2.19, 2.36, 2.45

DUE:9/7/04

Chapter 3

Probís. Ch 3

3.3 (B&C), 3.11, 3.18

DUE:9/14/04

Chapter 1 Excel Book

2

9/7

Probability

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Probís Ch 4

4.8, 4.9, 4.12, 4.14, 4.23, 4.25

DUE:9/21/04

Chapter 2

Excel Book

1 A, B, D, E, G. H

DUE:9/14/04

3

9/14

Discrete Random Variables

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Probís Ch 5

5.7, 5.8, 5.23, to 5.29, 5.33, 5.34

DUE:10/5/04

Chapter 3

Excel Book

7 & 8

DUE:9/21/04

4

9/21

Continuous Random Variables

(Skip 5.4 to 5.6)

Exam #1 Review

Chapter 5

Cahpter 6

Probís Ch 6

6.7, 6.9

DUE:10/12/04

Chapter 4

Excel Book

2 to 4.6 to 11

DUE:10/5/04

5

9/28

EXAM #1

 

 

6

10/5

Sampling Dist of Sample Mean

(Skip 6.2)

Review Exam #1

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Probís Ch 7

7.4 to 7.8, 7.15 to 7.18, 7.21, 7.28, 7.29

DUE:10/19/04

Chapter 5

Excel Book

1.13, 14

DUE:10/12/04

7

10/12

Confidence Intervals

Skip 7.4 to 7.7)

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Probís Ch 8

8.7 to 8.9, 8.16 to 8.21, 8.23 to 8.28, 8.37 to 8.42, 8.52, 8.53, 8.55, 8.56

DUE:10/26/04

8

10/19

Hypothesis Testing

(Skip 8.5 to 8.8)

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Probís Ch 9

9.1, 9.2, 9.5, 9.7, 9.9, 9.17, 9.20, 9.29B, 9.37, 9.39

DUE:11/9/04

9

10/26

Statistical Inf Based on 2 Samples

Exam #2 Review

Chapter 9

Chapter 11

Probís Ch 11

11.1, 11.2, 11.7. 11.11, 11.12, 11.19 to 11.22, 11.29, 11.31, 11.37, 11.45

DUE:11/16/04

Chapter 6

Excel Book

1, 2, 6 (by hand), 7, 8

DUE:11/9/04

10

11/2

EXAM #2

 

 

11

11/9

Regression

Review Exam #2

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 8

Excel Book

13

DUE:11/16/04

12

11/16

More Regression

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 9

Excel Book

6 & 7

DUE:11/23/04

13

11/23

More Regression

Chapter 13

 

14

11/30

Introduction to Anova

Class Notes

Chapter 10

Excel Book

7

DUE:12/7/04

15

12/7

Contingency Tables

Final Exam Review

Class Notes

Chapter 7

Excel Book

1, 2, 10

DUE IN CLASS

16

12/14

FINAL EXAM8:15-10:30 PM