This course is intended to introduce students to the basic concepts of statistics and their application. Topics include an overview of statistics, graphical and numerical descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, probability and random variables, sampling distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. The emphasis will be on developing statistical skills and concepts. (Course Syllabus, Note Editing)
The course general objectives
To give students an understanding of statistics
To learn some commonly used statistical terms and techniques
To apply these techniques in describing and analyzing data
To gain an appreciation for analytical skills
To give the necessary background needed to understand upper division
Bluman, A. G. (2006). Elementary Statistics a Step by Step Approach. 6th Edition. McGraw/Hill.
You cannot afford to miss any exam. No makeup exams will be given to individual students. If necessary, a makeup missed exams excused and properly documented will be given in the last week of the semester and may be comprehensive, i.e. includes all course materials.
The final exam will be cumulative and comprehensive. i.e. it will consist of parts covered in Exams 1 and 2 and materials since the last exam. All exam questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and resemble homework problems and exams 1 and 2.
Use the objectives at the beginning of each chapter as guidelines when studying the material and use them as benchmarks against which you can test mastery of contents.
During all exams, only scientific calculators, paper dictionary and the “Important Formulas” sheet from the textbook will be permitted during exams.
Attendance and Class Policy
Introductory statistics is cumulative. Each new concept is built on the last one. It is especially important to master the material thoroughly at the start of the course. It is therefore very important that you attend classes regularly.According to University rules, if you miss more than 25% of the classes (excused or not), you could be denied from taking the final exam and get a DN grade. You are expected to attend the class from the beginning. It is your responsibility to make up for any missed materials or assignments.
Please be considerate and put your mobile on silent or turn it off during class. No food is allowed during class. Any disturbance or distraction will not be tolerated.
Exam 1 30%
Exam 2 30%