Section C

Time: MW 1730-1845

Location: ROB B114

Course Text: *Business Statistics, a Decision-Making
Approach*, 5th ed., David Groebner,

P. Shannon, P. Fry, K. Smith, Prentice Hall, NY., 2001, ISBN: 0130108561

__Instructor__: __Course
Website__:

Dr. John A. Dobelman http://www.tba

dobelman@stthom.edu

Welder Hall 219 cubicle 3, 713 525 3132 x5983# –or- 713 348 5369

Office Hours: Negotiable, by appointment. Monday/Wednesday

__Course Description__:

This course is designed to introduce the student to statistical methodology useful for data analysis and managerial decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on applications through working examples and computer-assisted data analysis in lab sessions.

__Course Content__: Chapters 1–9 of text plus special topics,
Possible other real-life data project(s)

Ch 1,2 data, graphs, determinism vs. stochasticity, populations vs. samples, experimental design, sampling, inference, bivariate data; scatterplots, least squares regression and correlation

Ch 3 data reduction, descriptive statistics, "normal" distribution

Ch 4 randomness, probability concepts, random variables (r.v.'s), distribution moments (mean, variance, etc.); discrete models

Ch 5 continuous probability models

Ch 6,7 sampling distributions, counts and proportions, point and interval estimation: confidence, significance, statistical tests

Ch 8 Introduction to hypothesis testing; power and inference, inference for single populations

Ch 9 Hypothesis testing and inference for two populations

__Other Topics__

Ch __ Introduction to Analysis of variance (ANOVA), two-factor analysis; Linear regression, correlation analysis, causation, and data transformations

Ch __ multivariate (multiple) regression and ANOVA

Ch __ Good-of-fit tests, contingency analysis

Ch __ general categorical data analysis

Ch __ time series analysis and forecasting

Ch __ non-parametric statistics

Ch __ Quality control, statistical process control (SPC)

Ch __ decision analysis - uncertainty vs. risk, utility theory, game theory

__Grading__: 50% assignments, 50% examination. Late policy: 20% penalty for HW turned in by
next class; no credit for later than this.

__Assignments__ (50%)

Homework: 25%

Final Project: 25%

__Test/Quiz/Exam__
(50%)

Test 1: 15%

Test

Quizzes: \

Final Exam: / 20%

__Disabilities__:

Any student with a
documented disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is
requested to speak with me during the first two weeks of class. All discussions
will remain confidential. Students with disabilities may also contact the Director
of Human Resources concerning an accommodation.