STUDENT INFORMATION PLAN MATH 1342 ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL METHODS INSTRUCTOR: DAY(S): OFFICE: TIME: OFFICE HOURS: ROOM NUMBER: OFFICE PHONE NUMBER: INSTRUCTOR E-MAIL ADDRESS: TEXT: Elementary Statistics, A Step by Step Approach, 5th edition, Bluman Course Description Topics included in this course are sampling techniques, frequency distributions, data descriptions such as mean, variance and standard deviations, probability, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing on a variety of distributions. Graphing calculators (TI-83/84 or comparable) are recommended. Students enrolling in this course should have previously taken two years of high school algebra, or passed MATH 1314. Objectives This course is designed to develop an understanding of statistics and the tests used to determine if a given hypothesis drawn from a specific group of data is truly supported by the data. The student must demonstrate an understanding of the topics covered in the course through testing. Course Outline A. The Nature and Probability of Statistics 1. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics 2. Variables and Types of Data 3. Data Collection and Sampling Techniques B. Frequency Distributions and Graphs 1. Organizing Data 2. Histograms, Frequency Polygons, and Ogives 3. Other Types of Graphs C. Data Description 1. Measures of Central Tendency 2. Measures of Variation 3. Measures of Position Test 1 D. Probability and Counting Rules 1. Sample Spaces and Probability 2. The Addition Rules for Probability 3. The Multiplication Rules and Conditional Probability 4. Counting Rules 5. Probability and Counting Rules E. Discrete Probability Distributions 1. Probability Distributions 2. Mean, Variance, and Expectation 3. The Binomial Distribution Test 2 F. Confidence Intervals and Sample Size 1. Confidence Intervals for the Mean (n > 30) and Sample Size 2. Confidence Intervals for the Mean (n < 30) 3. Confidence Intervals and Sample Size for Proportions G. Hypothesis Testing 1. Steps in Hypothesis Testing – Traditional Method 2. Z Test for a Mean 3. t Test for a Mean H. Testing the Difference between Two Means, Two Variances 1. Testing the Difference between Two Means: Large Samples 2. Testing the Difference between Two Variances 3. Testing the Difference between Two Means: Small Independent Samples 4. Testing the Difference between Two Means: Small Dependent Samples Test 3 J. Chi-Square 1. Confidence Intervals for Variances and Standard Deviations (7-5) 2. Chi-Squared Test for a Variance or Standard Deviation (8-6) 3. Test for Goodness of Fit (11-2) 4. Tests using Contingency Tables (11-3) K. Correlation and Regression 1. Scatter Plots 2. Correlation 3. Regression 4. Coefficient of Determination and Standard Error of Estimate 5. Multiple Regression Test 4 Grading A. Methods of Evaluation 1. Homework/Quizzes 2. Exams 3. Comprehensive Final Exam B. Grading System Course Average 90 - 100 80 - 89 70 - 79 60 - 69 below 60 Grade A B C D W, I, or F Attendance Regular attendance in class is expected. If an absence is unavoidable, the student is responsible for completing all work missed during the absence. Any work missed and not subsequently completed will affect the grade of the student regardless of the reason for the absence. Your instructor may initiate administrative withdrawal procedures for a student who exceeds 6 hours. Withdrawal from class may affect enrollment in other courses, insurance eligibility, financial aid, and/or veteran’s benefits. It should be noted that ceasing to attend class does not terminate enrollment. Therefore, a student who ceases to attend class without officially withdrawing from that class may receive a failing grade. Academic Dishonesty: Students who are guilty of academic dishonesty will receive an F regardless of the published withdrawal deadline. Classroom Behavior It is expected that students will behave in a mature and courteous manner. Disruptive behavior during class will not be tolerated. Students are expected to be attentive, take notes, ask pertinent questions, arrive on time, and not leave until the class is dismissed. Conflicts that arise between the scheduled class time and the student’s personal schedule must be resolved by the student.