Syllabus
Business Statistics

Business Statistics

BUSG-2371

Spring 2012
01/17/2012 - 05/13/2012

Course Information

Section 002
Lecture
TTh 9:00AM - 10:20AM
NRG4 4203
Donald Hurwitz
dhurwitz@austincc.edu
(512) 223.4052

Office Hours

  • M W
    1:30 pm - 3:30pm
    Northridge Campus 4237
    OR by Appointment, I am very flexible and will work on your schedule as much as possible including weekends if necessary.

Course Requirements

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

    1. Do the orientation in Blackboard and take the orientation quiz for 5 extra credit points.
    2. Read the text book (class schedule for assignments)
    3. Use the material on the Blackboard web site
    4. Work the assigned homework problems (see schedule) and check your answers on Blackboard.
    5. Take the quizzes (online) and the tests (in testing centers) on time (see class schedule).
    6. Students are required to stay on schedule (you may complete the course faster if you wish but not slower).   This is not a self pace course.
    7. Students are required to get the help they need in a timely fashion (do not wait till the end of the semester).  If for some reason, your messages are not returned it is up to you to follow up and get help.  Make sure you include your name, section number and the name of the class in all communications.  I try to answer distance-learning students as quickly as possible.   However, some days my office receives over 100 emails!  With that Type of volume, all kinds of things can go wrong.   So, don’t waste time waiting, call again if you don’t get the help you need.  Email or text are generally the easiest way to reach me but if you do not get a response in the time frame you need it PLEASE call me on my cell phone.

Readings

  

                       Readings                                  Homework Assignments**                             Due Dates     

Semester starts                                                                                                       January 16, 2012                                                 

Chapter 1                               Read only (no exercises)                                                        

 

                                      Chapter 2                               Ex 2-6, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16                                 

 

 Chapter 3                                Ex 3-2, 4, 8, 12, 14, 16, 20, 28, 36,                           

 (Skip Group Data 85-88)                38, 40, 44, 46, 48, 51 & 52

                        

  Chapter 4                               Ex 4-3, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 20, 22,                       

                                                               29, 30 and be able to tell +/- skew

                                                                                                      from just mean and median

                                                                                   

 

Exam 1 over Chapters 1, 2, 3 & 4                                                          Due by               February 2, 2012

             Chapter 5                                Ex 5-4, 8, 12, 14, 16 ,18,20, 22, 24, 26, 28,

                                      (Skip Bayes pp. 163-167)               30, 40, 42, 44 & 46                                           

 

 Chapter 6                                Ex 6-2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,

           (Skip Poisson and Covariance  pp. 203-208)           25, 26, 28,                                             

                                                         

Chapter 7*                              Ex 7-6, 8, 9, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24

                                                           

 

            Exam 2 over Chapters5, 6 & 7                                                          Due by    February 28, 2012                                                           

                                    Chapter  8                                Ex 8- 6, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 33, 34, 35 &         

                                                                                              36                                                                     

 

                                    Chapter 9                                 Ex 9-2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17,

                                                                                             18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 29 & 30                               

                                                                

Chapter 10                               Ex 10-1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,

                                                                       15, 16, 17, 18, 20a & b, 21 & 22                   

 

 

            Exam 3 over Chapters           8, 9 & 10                                                                    Due by March 29, 2012


 

 

                                               

 

Semester Schedule/ Business Statistics PCM                                                                                     Page 2

 

                                            Readings                                 Homework Assignments                              

                       

             Chapter 11                              Ex 11-1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16.18,

 21, 22 & 45                                                                   

                                                                                    

                                      Chapter 13                             Ex 13-1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 16, 30b & c                                  

                                       (know definitions and assumptions)

 

                                      Chapter 14                             Ex 14-1, 2, 3 & 4                                            

              (Pages 512-518 only)

                        Chapter 10-12 Review pages 423-427

                                                            Chapter 13 & 14 Review pages 518-520

                                                                                    (Answers on Blackboard site)

                                   

           

            Exam 4 over Chapters 11, 13 & 14                                                               April 19, 2012

 

                                      Chapter 15                             Ex 15-1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15,

                                                                                               16 & 21                                                           

                                                 

              Chapter 16                             Ex 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,13,               

                                   

                                   

 

                                      Chapter 19                             (pages up to 725) 3, 4, 5 & 6              

 

                                                           

 

 

                                   

Final Exam (5) over Chapters 15, 16, & 19  and the last day of the course        Due by May 10, 2012*

.  If you take the exam at a testing center that has computer testing, you may take the exam by May 10, 2012.  Nothing will be accepted after this date without a huge penalty so plan ahead

Course Subjects

 

  1. What is Statistics
  2. Describing Data in Tables and Distributions
  3. Describing Data Numerically
  4. Displaying and Exploring Data
  5. Probability Concepts
  6. Probability Distributions
  7. Continuous Probability Distributions
  8. Sampling Methods and the Central Limit Theorm
  9. Estimation and Confidence Intervals
  10. One-Sample Hypothesis Tesing
  11. Two-Sample Hypothesis Testing
  12. Linear Regression and Correlation
  13. Multiple Regression
  14. Index Numbers
  15. Time Series and Forecasting
  16. Statistiscal Process Control and Operations Management

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

 

 

This statistics course is designed for business majors.  Topics include organization of measurements, determining measures of central tendency, discrete distributions, continuous distributions, confidence intervals, variability, counting, probability, statistical inference, hypothesis testing (large and small samples), simple and multiple regression and correlation analysis, time series, nonparametric methods and statistical quality control.  The objective of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of statistical procedures, techniques and applications as used in business.