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**NO CLASS Monday 7/3! ** According to the UST website today, the university is closed Monday, July 3.

**MINOR DETAIL:** The last day of class is Wednesday, July 12, not the preceeding week's Wednesday July 5. The FINAL EXAMIATION will be held Monday, July 17, not Thursday July 5th. Sorry for inconvenience this may have caused.

**WELCOME TO MBA/MIB 5315! Course announcements are here and also on the blackboard.**

** Homework 0 (optional): Assigned 5/31/06, due Monday 6/5 (in class)** - "Statistics in the News," good for 1 point on final course grade.

Find an example of statistics in the news and summarize. To receive credit, your example must (1) state the 'headline'; (2) summarize the data, with an explanation for the data presentation technique you chose; (3) state and evaluate/critique the claim; (4) include the citation; (5) paper must be NO MORE THAN 1 PAGE!

__ Assigned 5/31, due 6/7__

Homework 1: Chapter 1: 1.61, 1.62, 1.63, 1.64, 1.65

Homework 2: Chapter 2: 2.51, 2.53, 2.57, 2.61, 2.62

__ Assigned 6/7, due 6/14__

Homework 3: Chapter 3: 3.61, 3.62, 3.69, 3.70, 3.78

__Homework Regression.1: Assigned 6/7, due 6/14____Chapter 13: Case 13B, Continental Trucking (p. 548)__.

Be sure to organize your paper neatly. The following questions may guide your approach. Excluding attachments/graphs, the case should be about two pages in length.

a. Summarize what the issues are in the case.

b. What has Norm decided to do about them? What data has he collected and what does he hope to find out with them?

c. Perform the appropriate regressions and interpret your results. Unless you intend to discuss the significance measures that Excel produces, do not include them.

d. Based on your analysis, what are your CONCLUSIONS and how would you present this to Mr. Painter?

e. What would your RECOMMENDATIONS to Mr. Painter be? These would include suggestions for further data collection, etc.

__ Assigned 6/14, due 6/21__

Homework 4: Chapter 4: 56, 58, 63, 67, 70, 75, 77

Homework 5: Chapter 5: 84, 97, 105, 106, 115, 116

__Assigned 6/21, due 6/28__

Homework 6: Chapter 6: 13, 18, 21, 23, 26, 28

Homework 7: Chapter 7: 65, 67, 70, 78, 80

__Assigned 6/28, due 7/5__

Homework 8: Chapter 8: 58, 59, 61, 64, 66, 75

Homework 9: Chapter 9: 43, 44, 50, 51, 57

All cases from the casebook -- Peck, Roxy [*et al.*]
(2006). *Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown*, 4th ed., Belmont, CA,
Thomson, Brooks/Cole, 440p. ISBN: 0534372821. Please answer the indicated
questions at the end of the chapter. Write-ups must be professional but
not exceeding one page in length, unless number of questions warrants.

Chapter 1 The Where, Why, and How of Data Collection Version b

Chapter 2 Graphs, Charts, and Tables – Describing Your Data Version b

Chapter 3 Describing Data Using Numerical Measures Version b

Chapter 13a Introduction to Linear Regression and Correlation Analysis Version b Cheat Sheet

Chapter 4 Using Probability and Probability Distributions Version b

Chapter 5 Discrete and Continuous Probability Distributions Version b

Chapter 6 Introduction to Sampling Distributions Version b

Chapter 7 Estimating Population Values Version b

Chapter 8 Introduction to Hypothesis Testing Version b

Chapter 9 Estimation and Hypothesis Testing for Two Population Parameters Version b

Chapter 10 Hypothesis Tests for One and Two Population Variances Version b

Chapter 11 Analysis of Variance

Chapter 12 Goodness-of-Fit Tests and Contingency Analysis

Chapter 13b Inference with Linear Regression and Correlation Analysis

Chapter 14 Multiple Regression Analysis and Model Building

Chapter 15 Analyzing and Forecasting Time-Series Data

Chapter 16 Introduction to Nonparametric Statistics

Chapter 17 Introduction to Quality and Statistical Process Control

Chapter 18 Introduction to Decision Analysis (On CD-ROM)

Due: |
TBD: Last day of class/finals |

Within this project you must demonstrate five different aspects of a statistical study. The project should be 5-10 pages in length. You may use either an observational study or a designed experiment. I must approve your topic of research before you begin.

1. Pose a question that you can answer with data (which must be approved by me).

2. Explain how you will select the data or design the experiment to gather the data. Provide your rationale for the choices.

3. Include your data (in an appendix) and provide an appropriate graphical display. The descriptive methods you use should relate to the research question you have chosen to answer.

4. Perform some statistical inference on your data and provide reasoning for your choice of methods. You should summarize your findings, relating them to your research question.

5. Summarize what you have done in layman's terms, so that a person without any statistical knowledge would understand your findings and how you obtained them.