INSTRUCTOR: MARY JO BOEHMS
OFFICE NUMBER: C-144 (Classroom Building)
OFFICE PHONE: 424-3520 Extension: 262
OFFICE HOURS: As Posted on Office Door
ACADEMIC YEAR: Spring 2010
TEXT: Douglas A. Lind and Robert D. Mason, Basic Statistics for Business and
Economics, Irwin, 2008, 6th Edition. ISBN 0-07-352142-6 or 978-0-07-352142-8
or for an e-book, go to coursemart.com (type in the name, author and ISBN
without the hyphens
STATISTICS AND STATISTICAL APPLICATION
I. COURSE DESCRIPTION
A study of statistical methodology and techniques used in describing, interpreting
and evaluating statistical data for computer information in business. Attention is
given to computer usage and calculating the principal measures of central
tendency and dispersion, probability relationships and distribution, sampling
procedures, tests for significance of sampling inferences, and correlation and
regression analysis. (Prerequisite: Two years high school algebra and
acceptable placement score or DSPM 085) 3 cr. hrs.
II. GENERAL COURSE OUTCOMES
Upon completion of this course, a student should be able to:
A. explain the importance of statistics in decision-making.
B. identify sources of data and use graphic techniques to describe data.
C. organize raw data into a frequency distribution.
D. compute the measures of central tendency and dispersion on a set of data
and analyze the results.
E. use an electronic calculator and Microsoft Excel in computing descriptive
and inferential statistics.
F. calculate probability and evaluate how the results can be used in making
inferences about a population based on a sample.
G. calculate binomial, poisson, and hypergeormetric probability and evaluate
how the results can be used in making better business decisions.
H. understand the purpose of sampling and the uses of the Central Theorem.
I. test for significant difference between individual pairs of sampling means
in hypothesis testing and assess the results.
J. compute and analyze the relationship between two variables using
correlation and regression analysis.
K. evaluate the practical application of descriptive statistics and statistical
III. COURSE REQUIREMENTS
In order to achieve the general course objectives, the student should
be prepared to:
A. attend classes and exams with the promptness and attitude of a
professional business employee.
B. study assignments prior to class and participate in class discussions.
(This means you must have a textbook or an e-book.)
C. complete required assignments (individual, calculator, or computer).
D. complete all unit exams and unit chapter tests.
E. instructor may add points to the base with additional in-class assignments.
IV. CLASSROOM POLICIES
A. Attendance Policy
1. Students are expected to attend every class meeting even though
no specific penalty will result from a missed class.
2. If a class is missed, the student will be held responsible for the
lecture and assignment given during class.
B. Make-Up Policy
1. If exam is missed, the student will drop that exam. If a student
misses two exam, the comprehensive final will be doubled. Tests
(quizzes) missed will be a 0.
2. Assignments will not be accepted late.
C. Grading Policy
1. The student's entire grade for the semester will be based upon the
student's performance on five unit exams, ten chapter quizzes,
assignments (individual, calculator, and computer), and a
comprehensive final exam.
2. The final course grade will be determined as follows:
Five (5) unit exams......................400 points (drop one exam of 5)
Ten (10) chapter tests..................200 points (count only ten tests)
Final Exam (comprehensive)...... 100 points
Total......... 700 points
3. Grading Scale: A = 658 -- 700 points (94 to 100%)
B = 595 -- 657 points (85 to 93%)
C = 490 -- 594 points (70 to 84%)
D = 420 -- 489 points (60 to 69%)
F = 0 -- 419 points (0 to 59%)
D. ADA Policy
JSCC abides by the American Disabilities Act (ADA). If anyone has
questions with regard to ADA, please contact Linda Nickell , Dean of
Students 424-3520 ext. 354.
E. Other Policies
Cell phones and beepers must be turned off during class. Text messaging
is not permitted in class.
Children and visitors are not permitted in class as policy prohibits a non-
paying individual to be in the classroom.
F. Last Date to Drop a class or withdraw from college: March 25, 2010.
Final Exams Dates will be posted in e-learn.
V. Exam Schedule
Exam 1 Chpts. 3-4 100 points _________________
Exam 2 Chpt. 5 100 points _________________
Exam 3 Chpts. 6-7 100 points _________________
Exam 4 Chpts. 8-10 100 points _________________
Exam 5 Chpts. 11, 13 100 points _________________
Final All 100 points _________________