MBA/MIB 5315: Statistical Methods for Management Decisions

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Test 2 (Final): Covers chapters 6-9: Scheduled for Friday, July 15, 2005, 1730-2000, in our classroom. If you would like a little more time on Homeworks 7 and 8, you may turn them in on the day of the final.
Sample Test and solutions are at the "best of 5315" link; be careful, the solutions to Sample Test 2 are 4Mb.

Final Project: Optional, Extra credit only. Please contact me if you wish to participate.Project Writeup     Project Data     Project Help    

Test 1: Covers chapters 1-5 and 13 (Regression): Scheduled for Wednesday, June 29. See the Sample Test and solutions.

Gov. Bonds in the News

Heartwarming Mrs. Putin Story


Homework Assignments

Homework 0 (optional): Assigned 6/1/05, due Monday 6/6/05 (in class) - "Statistics in the News - Estimation of Shredded Documents," good for 1 point on final course grade.   Problem: Using this 12/23/04 news story as your source for data, estimate the equivalent building size needed to store the destroyed documents. I.e., the overall building FOOTPRINT DIMENSION and NUMBER OF FLOORS. Use a building with which we are familiar, e.g., Wleder Hall, the Eiffle Tower, etc. Try to keep it simple (convert everything to linear meters, use rectangular buildings, etc.)   To receive credit, your analysis must: (1) summarize the data for each department; (2) state your assumptions, with an explanation for the data presentation technique you chose; (3) Draw a floorplan layout to validate your claim; (4) paper must be NO MORE THAN 2 PAGES!

Optional Problem: Get some data on your internet browser favorites/bookmarks! To receive credit, your analysis must: (1) summarize the data for the counts of numbers of level of folder/bookmarks, and bookmarks; (2) paper must be NO MORE THAN 1 PAGE! Additional help and information is HERE.

Homework 1: Assigned 6/8, due 6/15
Chapter 1: 1.61, 1.62, 1.63, 1.64, 1.65

Homework 2: Assigned 6/8, due 6/15
Chapter 2: 2.51, 2.53, 2.57, 2.61, 2.62

Homework 3: Assigned 6/15, due 6/22
Chapter 3: 3.61, 3.62, 3.69, 3.70, 3.78

Homework Regression.1: Assigned 6/15, due 6/22
Chapter 13: Case 13B, Continental Trucking (p. 548)

Homework 4: Assigned 6/22, due 6/29
Chapter 4: 56, 58, 63, 67, 70, 75, 77
Do 4-78 for 10 points extra credit!

Homework 5: Assigned 6/22, due 6/29
Chapter 5: 84, 97, 105, 106, 115, 116

Homework 6: Assigned 7/6, due 7/11
Chapter 6: 13, 18, 21, 28

Homework 7: Assigned 7/6, due 7/11
Chapter 7: 65, 67, 70, 78, 80

Homework 8: Assigned 7/11, due 7/13
Chapter 8: 58, 59, 61, 64

Homework 9: Assigned 7/11, due 7/13
Chapter 9: 43, 44, 50


Lecture Notes

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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)

Final Project

Due: Last day of finals

TBD for graduating seniors

TBD for non-graduating students

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.

Approval deadline: TBD

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.

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