MSC 288 – Business Statistics II
Course website: webpages.uah.edu/~hartone
I. INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION:
A. Dr. Edward Hartono
B. Statistics Tutoring and General Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 10 AM - 11 AM and 2 PM – 3 PM or by appointment
II. COURSE INFORMATION
A. Course Title: MSC 288, Business Statistics II
B. Course Description: Inferential statistics for business decisions. Topics include: review of sampling distributions and
interval estimation; inferences about means, proportions, and variances with one and two populations; goodness of fit tests;
analysis of variance; linear regression analysis.
C. Prerequisite: MIS 146 or MA 145 or equivalents; MSC 287 or equivalent.
D. Course objectives:
a. To provide a working knowledge of inferential statistical tools which can be used in modeling and solving business
b. To develop the student’s ability to express statistical results in written form
III. TEXTBOOK AND COURSE SUPPORT MATERIALS
A. Textbook: Anderson, D.R., Sweeney, D.J., and Williams, T.A. Statistics for Business and Economics, 11th edition
B. Aplia course account from http://login.cengagebrain.com/ (Course Key: 2Q3L-FTB3-E8AX)
C. Support Materials: Additional instructional notes, in-class examples, and practice problems for material not covered in text
IV. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS
A. Instructional methods will include a combination of class lectures, classroom exercises, and assigned homework problems by
using your Aplia account
B. Course website: webpages.uah.edu/~hartone – click the MSC 288 link. Materials placed on this site include homework
assignments, instructional notes and relevant PowerPoint materials, syllabus, and other relevant materials. The student is
responsible for regularly checking this website
V. GRADING PLAN AND EVALUATION OF STUDENT
A. Student evaluation: Evaluation will include three exams, attendance, and homeworks/quizzes.
B. Homework: Homework will be assigned by using the Aplia. You must check the due time posted in the Aplia and submit the
assignment before it.
C. Computation of final grade:
Homeworks and quizzes (all homeworks and quizzes have equal weights): 20%
Exam 1: 20%
Exam 2: 20%
Exam 3: 30%
D. Grading scale for the final grade is:
1. A: 90 and above
2. B: 80 – 89.99
3. C: 70-79.99
4. D: 60-69.99
5. F: below 60
Attendance will be taken randomly at the beginning or at the end of the class session. So, arrive to class on time and stay
for the duration of the class. If you are not present while I am taking attendance, you will be considered to be absent for
the entire class period. Attendance will also be used for scaling exams or the final course average. Missing a single class
could result in loss of significant scaling point. Missing 40% of the classes will result in 0 scaling point.
VI. TOPIC OUTLINE / SCHEDULE
A. Review of Chapters 6, 7, and 8
B. Hypothesis Testing (Ch. 9)
EXAM 1 (Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9)
C. Inference about Means and Proportions with Two Populations (Ch. 10)
D. Inferences about Population Variances (Ch. 11)
EXAM 2 (Chapters 10, 11)
E. Tests of Goodness of Fit and Independence (Ch. 12)
F. Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance (Ch. 13)
G. Simple Linear Regression (Ch. 14)
H. Multiple Regression (Ch. 15)
EXAM 3 (Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15)
VII. MAKE-UP POLICY
Students should take the tests at the scheduled times; however, should it be necessary to miss a test and there is a
documented reason (acceptable to the instructor; I have the right to subjectively evaluate the document that you
give to determine if it is acceptable or not) for missing the test, the student must contact the instructor prior to
missing the test when possible or within 3 school days after the scheduled test.
This semester we will use the Aplia course account to complete and submit your homework assignments. Check the
due time for each assignment. Late homework will not be permitted under any circumstances. No exception.
VIII. SPECIAL NOTES
Students have to bring a calculator and Xerox copies of the Z and t tables to each exam.
Students may bring one sheet of notes (“cheat sheet”; front and back) to each exam.
Material reviews will be conducted during the class session immediately preceding each exam.
How to access your Aplia course
Hartono, MSC 288 (Anderson 11e) Fall 2011
Instructor: Dr. Edward Hartono
Start Date: 08/17/2011
Course Key: 2Q3L-FTB3-E8AX
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pay later, you can use Aplia without paying until 11:59 PM on 09/06/2011.