Section Number: 8398
Class Room: 12:45P-2:00P Weekdays Daily 05/13/2014-06/20/2014
Class Time: Wylie Hall 125
Instructor: Jie Ma
Email: [email protected]
Office Hour: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Thursday, WY 344 (or by appointment)
Course information will be disseminated on the Oncourse class webpage.
Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics Lab Manual, 5e, Camp, Mary
Elizabeth, Great River Technologies, 2013.
Applied Statistics in Business and Economics, 4e, Doane, David and Seward, L., McGraw-Hill
Publications, Inc., 2014.
Microsoft Excel 2010. This program is available through the Windows menu in any of the UITS clusters. Statistical applications of EXCEL will be used in this class. (Office 2010 is available for free via IUWare. Go to the IUB web site and click on computers and go from there. Office 2013 is also available here.)
Course Organization and Grades
Class Activities, 10%
Lectures: Attendance questions will be randomly given during lecture classes.
Labs: You are required to read the lab manual and finish the Test Yourself quiz before
scheduled lab classes. The quiz will occasionally be collected before lab classes and graded.
Note: You must hand in your answers in person.
There will be one homework every other week (three in total). Grades are based on completion and performance of randomly selected questions in each homework.
There will be two in-class midterm exams and one final exam. Each exam is worth 20% of the course grade. Exams are scheduled on the following days:
Exam 1 (20%)
Exam 2 (20%)
12:45-2:00p.m., Friday, May 23
12:45-2:00p.m., Friday, Jun 6
Final Exam (20%) 12:45-2:00p.m., Friday, Jun 20
You can use tool cards attached in Statistical Analysis for Business & Economics lab manual in any of exams.
There will be no make-up exams. If you miss one of the midterms due to legitimate reasons, the points will be placed onto the final exam. The acceptable excuses for missing the exams include health issues and family emergencies, but you must provide verifiable documentation for your excuses.
If you desire classroom/testing accommodations for a disability, contact your instructor outside of class to present the written supporting memorandum of accommodation from the Office of Disability Services for Students ( http://studentaffairs.iub.edu/dss/ ).
Requests for accommodations for disability must be received and authorized by your instructor in written form no less than two weeks in advance of need, in order to allow adequate time to review and make appropriate arrangements. No accommodation should be assumed until authorized by your instructor.
I follow the policy in the IU Academic Handbook with regard to cheating and academic dishonesty. A grade of zero will be given for any assignment or examination on which the student is guilty of cheating. The incident will be reported to the Dean of Student’s
The last day to withdraw from the class and receive an automatic “W” is Monday, June 2, by 4:00p.m. This is also the last day to get a withdrawal slip signed without a special petition. After this date, you can obtain a late withdrawal from a course only by first receiving special permission from the dean of the college. Such permission is VERY difficult to get. University rules specify that permission for late withdrawals is “given only for urgent reasons relating to extended illness or equivalent distress” to a student who is “passing the course on the date of withdrawal.”
You are requested to give notice regarding religious services or events early in the semester. You are not required to prove attendance at religious services or events in order to obtain an accommodation for religious observance under IU policy.
Scores will be recorded in absolute percentage points and posted regularly. You should check your grade for accuracy. Your final letter grade will be based on the following scale:
A+ (97-100) B+ (85-88) C+ (74-76) D (60-69) F (Below 60)
A (93-96) B (81-84) C (72-73)
A- (89-92) B- (77-80) C- (70-71)
Tentative Course Outline
This schedule is subject to change. Please check the Oncourse class webpage for updates.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Two variable analysis
Chapter 2: Data
Tables and Graphs
The Distribution of Statistics