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Introduction to Statistics Using OpenOffice.org Calc
- Recommended materials: Scientific calculator.
- Statistics office hours:TBA.
Instructor: Dana Lee Ling.
Work: 320-2480 extension 228 / Home phone: 320-2962.
Seven absences results in withdrawal from the course. A late is one third of an absence.
Thus any combination of absences and lates that adds to seven will result in withdrawal.
For example, twenty-one lates would result in withdrawal.
- No betelnut in class nor on campus except in the cultural huts.
No spitting over the balcony!
- Quizzes are given every Friday that there is not a test.
Quizzes and tests can and do occur on a Wednesday wherein Friday is a holiday.
- Grading policy:
Homework is worth 1 to 3 points.
Quizzes are worth on the order of 5 to 10 points each.
Tests are worth on the order of 20 points.
The midterm is worth roughly 40 points.
The final is worth up to roughly 60 points.
The term as a whole will generate some 200 plus points.
Grading is based on the standard College policy: Obtain 90% of the points or more to
obtain an A, 80% to 89% for a B, and so forth.
Points map to student learning outcomes via questions on publicly published
quizzes, tests, and examinations wherein each question can be linked back
to a course or program learning outcome.
- Course outline: http://www.comfsm.fm/~dleeling/statistics/ms150_2007.html
- Academic Honesty Policy: Cheating on an assignment, quiz, test, midterm, or final will result in a score of zero for that assignment, quiz, or examination. Due to our cramped quarters, the course operates by necessity on a system of personal integrity and honor.
- Course student learning outcomes assessment: Based on item analysis of final examination aligned to the outline. During term student assessment occurs at the end of each week, see above.
- Learning outcomes
- Program Learning Outcomes:
Define mathematical concepts, calculate quantities, estimate solutions, solve problems, represent and interpret mathematical information graphically, and communicate mathematical thoughts and ideas.
- Course Learning Outcomes:
- Calculate basic statistics
- Represent data sets using charts and histograms
- Solve problems using normal curve and t-statistic distributions including confidence intervals for means and hypothesis testing
- Determine and interpret p-values
- Perform a linear regression and make inferences based on the results