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 Course title and code:MS 150 Statistics Division:Natural Sciences and Mathematics Initiator:Dana Lee Ling New course objectives: 1. Perform basic statistical calculations 2. Calculate confidence intervals for the mean 3. Test hypotheses 4. Perform linear regressions 5. Engage in data exploration and analysis New course description: A one semester course designed as an introduction to the basic ideas of data presentation, descriptive statistics, linear regression, and inferential statistics including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Basic concepts are studied using applications from health, education, business, social science, and the natural sciences. The course uses spreadsheet software for both data analysis and presentation. The course includes a focus on the use of computing technologies for statistical problem solving. New textbook: Lee Ling, Dana (2013). Introduction to Statistics Using LibreOffice.org Calc, OpenOffice.org Calc, and Gnumeric, Edition 5.2, Pohnpei: College of Micronesia-FSM. Or subsequent editions. Justification for revising course: Inclusion of exploratory data analysis Decision: [ ] Approved [ ] Not approved Comment: CAC chair signature: Date: Division chair signature: Date: VPIA COM-FSM signature: Date:

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 1) GENERAL INFORMATION: COM-FSM address COM-FSM, PO BOX 159, Pohnpei, Kolonia, FM96941 Course title:MS 150 Statistics Campus:National Initiator:Dana Lee Ling Date:10 December 2013 Course description: A one semester course designed as an introduction to the basic ideas of data presentation, descriptive statistics, linear regression, and inferential statistics including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Basic concepts are studied using applications from health, education, business, social science, and the natural sciences. The course uses spreadsheet software for both data analysis and presentation. The course includes a focus on the use of computing technologies for statistical problem solving. 2) Course hours: Lecture: 3 Laboratory: Workshop: TOTAL: 3 Purpose of course [ ] Degree requirement [ X ] Degree elective [ ] Certificate [ ] Other Prerequisite courses: ESL 089 and passing any 100 level or higher mathematics course. 3) PLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS: PLO# Program GE 3.1 Demonstrate understanding and apply mathematical concepts in problem solving and in day to day activities. GE 3.2 Present and interpret numeric information in graphic forms. CAC chair signature: Date recommended: VPIA, COM-FSM signature: DATE approved:

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 (1) INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs): The student will be able to: [ ] 1. Effective oral communication [ ] 2. Effective written communication [ ] 3. Critical thinking [ X ] 4. Problem solving [ ] 5. Intercultural knowledge and competence [ ] 6. Information literacy [ ] 7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning [ X ] 8. Quantitative reasoning (2) PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs): Primary program the course serves: General education The student will be able to: GE 3.1 Demonstrate understanding and apply mathematical concepts in problem solving and in day to day activities. GE 3.2 Present and interpret numeric information in graphic forms. (3) PLOS AND ILOS MATRIX PLOs ILO1 ILO2 ILO3 ILO4 ILO5 ILO6 ILO7 ILO8 1 2 3 4 (4) STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) GENERAL: The student will be able to: 1. Perform basic statistical calculations 2. Calculate confidence intervals for the mean 3. Test hypotheses 4. Perform linear regressions 5. Engage in data exploration and analysis (5) PLOs AND SLOs MATRIX. I = introduced D = demonstrated M = mastered SLO PLO1 GE 3.1 PLO2 GE 3.2 1 D D 2 D 3 D 4 D D 5 D D (6) STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) SPECIFIC: The student will be able to: General SLO 1: Perform basic statistical calculations Student Learning Outcome Assessment Strategies 1.1 Identify levels of measurement, variables, and appropriate statistical measures for a given level of measurement Homework, quizzes, tests 1.2 Calculate basic statistical measures for the middle, spread, quartiles, and relative standing 1.3 Determine frequencies and relative frequencies, create histograms and identify their shape visually General SLO 2: Calculate confidence intervals for the mean Student Learning Outcome Assessment Strategies 2.1 Calculate the standard error of the mean of a sample Homework, quizzes, tests 2.2 Calculate the margin of error for the mean using tcritical 2.3 Generate the confidence interval for the mean of a sample using the t-distribution General SLO 3: Test hypotheses Student Learning Outcome Assessment Strategies 3.1 Perform hypothesis tests against a known population mean using both confidence intervals and formal hypothesis testing Homework, quizzes, tests 3.2 Perform t-tests for paired and independent samples using both confidence intervals and p-values General SLO 4: Perform linear regressions Student Learning Outcome Assessment Strategies 4.1 Calculate the linear slope and intercept for a set of data Homework, quizzes, tests 4.2 Calculate the correlation coefficient r 4.3 Generate predicted values based on the regression General SLO 5: Engage in data exploration and analysis Student Learning Outcome Assessment Strategies 5.1 Explore statistically and graphically represent data sets using appropriate statistics and graphics for that data set In class exercises, homework, exam 5.2 Make inferences supported by appropriate statistical operations 5.3 Answer questions about data sets with statistically correct responses (1) COURSE CONTENT 1. Populations and samples 2. Measures of middle and spread 3. Visualizing data 4. Paired data and scatter diagrams 5. Probability 6. Standard error 7. Confidence intervals for the mean 8. Hypothesis testing against a known population mean 9. Hypothesis testing two sample means 10. Data exploration (2) METHOD OF INSTRUCTION [ X ] Lecture [ ] Laboratory [ ] Audio visual [ X ] Demonstrations [ X ] Cooperative [ ] learning groups [ X ] In-class exercises [ ] Other (3) REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS Lee Ling, Dana (2013). Introduction to Statistics Using LibreOffice.org Calc, OpenOffice.org Calc, and Gnumeric, Edition 5.2, Pohnpei: College of Micronesia-FSM. Or subsequent editions. scientific calculator. (4) REFERENCE MATERIALS None. (5) INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS None (6) EVALUATION None. (7) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION None