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1 Online Basic Statistics Madison Area Technical College Spring 2013 Syllabus Course Information Catalog Number: Class Number: Dates: 1/14/2013-5/17/2013 Credits: 4 Website: Course ID: bannen49356 Instructor Information Instructor: Sarah Bannen Phone: (608) Skype office hours: MW 6-7pm sarah.bannen Office hours in Truax 260A: Tu 11:30-12:20 and Th 9:30-10:20 Description In Basic Statistics appropriate statistical techniques are studied for the systematic collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of experimental results, including surveys and quality control. The focus is on understanding the techniques of statistical inference (confidence intervals and hypothesis testing) and interpreting results as found in articles and reports. It emphasizes the inherent uncertainty when decisions are made on the basis of sample data. Includes descriptive statistics, basic probability theory, sampling distributions and the Central Limit Theorem; the binomial, normal, Student t, chi-square, and F distributions; and techniques of 1- and 2-sample tests, linear regression, correlation, an introduction to analysis of variance and selected nonparametric procedures. Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra, with a grade of C or better, or Intermediate Algebra Parts 1, and 2, with a grade of C or better in both parts, or appropriate placement score. Hardware, Software, and Time Requirements This is an online course, so it requires you to use a computer extensively. This course may not be right for you if you do not have about hours each week to complete the course work between January 14 and May 17; you do not like working with computers, the Internet, or technology; or you do not have unlimited, high-speed access to the Internet. Your homework, quizzes, and tests will be done online on the MyMathLab course website. The website requires Adobe Flash Player. You should plan to spend about 2-3 hours per day, 5 days per week, on this class. It is better to spend the time each day than to cram it all in before the deadline. Grading Component Point Value Number Total Percentage Chapter Discussions % Chapter Quizzes % Unit Tests % Unit Projects % Final Project and Presentation % Cumulative Final Exam % Total Possible % A [92%, 100%] AB [88%, 92%) B [82%, 88%) BC [78%, 82%) C [72%, 78%) D [65%, 72%) F [0%, 65%) All assignments will be done online on the MyMathLab course website with Course ID bannen

2 Basic Statistics Spring 2013 Syllabus Page 2 of 8 Getting Started Step 1: Buy the textbook as well as access to the MyMathLab course website. The required textbook is Essentials of Statistics, 4th edition, by M. Triola, published by Pearson, The textbook plus MyMathLab access can be purchased as a package. There are two options: MyMathLab access (includes e-book) You can get free access for 17 days, but after that you must pay or lose access. Price: $88 MyMathLab access + paper textbook ISBN: Madison College Bookstore, or Price: $ Step 2: Register on the MyMathLab course website. Location: Course ID: bannen49356 Step 3: Do the orientation quiz (Quiz 0). Quiz 0 is a tutorial on how to use the MyMathLab website to do your homework, quizzes, and tests. assignment before the first day of class if you can. It is due on Tuesday 1/15. Do this Step 4: View the weekly checklist, and get going! The weekly checklists will give you guidelines for what sections to read, which videos to watch, and which homework assignments to do each day. These activities are for your own benefit (not for a grade). The graded assignments will consist of discussions, projects, quizzes, and tests. Your weekly due dates will be Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm. See below for details. Step 5: Stay in touch. Please check the address that you use to set up the MyMathLab account regularly so that you don t miss important announcements. Seek help early if you are falling behind! I am always happy to hear from you. You are welcome to visit me during my office hours, or to set up a Skype or phone appointment with me. Instructor Schedule and Availability Monday and Wednesday: Skype Office Hour (Skype name sarah.bannen), 6-7pm Tuesday: Office Hour in Truax 260A, 11:30am - 12:20pm Thursday: Office Hour in Truax 260A, 9:30am - 10:20am Monday Thursday: Discrete Math in Truax 239, 10:30-11:20am Friday: Tutoring in West 347, 9-11am Monday Friday: Frequently online from 9am-5pm; Check at least once 5-8pm Saturday and Sunday: Check once a day If you me, I will answer within one business day.

3 Basic Statistics Spring 2013 Syllabus Page 3 of 8 Policies for Quizzes, Tests, and Final You will do your homework, quizzes, tests and final exam on the MyMathLab course website. The homework is not for a grade, but it gives you a good idea of the problems that will be on the quizzes and tests. You must finish the quizzes and tests by the due dates (Tuesday at 8pm) they will be closed afterwards. Quizzes are not timed, and you can re-take the quizzes as many times as you want before the deadline. Your highest quiz score will be the one recorded. The tests are open book, open notes, but you must do them on your own with no help from other people. The tests will be timed and you must finish them after you start them. The time limit for each test is 2 hours. Note that MyMathLab does not give partial credit, so you should read the instructions carefully for each question before you enter your answer. However, before the due dates, you may take each unit test twice. Your highest score will be counted. This re-take option does not apply to the final. The final is cumulative, with the same time limit of 2 hours. Policies for Discussions For each chapter, you will be required to post three times on the Discussion Board. You will be given guidelines each week, but in general, you will be required to post once by Friday at 8pm and respond to two of your classmates threads by the following Tuesday at 8pm. Your discussion grade is like a grade for attendance there are no right or wrong answers. Each week s discussion will be worth a possible 5 points. The instructions will specify how the points will be allocated; if you follow the instructions and participate in all of the discussions on time, you will receive full credit. You will not get credit for late posts. Policies for Projects The unit projects will be drawn from the supplemental activities at the end of the chapters in your textbook. In the projects, you will use the methods from the unit to describe and draw inferences about real-world issues. The unit projects will be graded out of 25 points according to a pre-defined rubric. You will submit a report for each project online in Microsoft Word or pdf format. You will be required to cut and paste graphs from STATDISK or other statistical software into your report. You will your report to by the deadlines, which will be on a Tuesday at 8pm. If you miss the deadline, you will lose 2 points for every day that the project is late. The final project will be worth 100 points. For the final project, you will plan an experiment or a method for collecting data in an observational study. After collecting original data, you will make an inference by using the methods learned in the course. You will create a presentation, which can be a video (5 minutes or less), a PowerPoint presentation, a Word document, or some other medium of your choice. You will post the presentation on the Discussion Board, and read/watch and respond to two of your classmates presentations. Disability Act Statement Madison College complies with all provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and makes reasonable accommodations upon request. Please contact Disability Resources Services at (Students who are deaf via Relay 711), room 159 at Truax or If you have an accommodation card from their office indicating that you have a disability which requires academic accommodations, please present it to me so we can discuss the accommodations that you might need in this class. It is best to request these accommodations at the beginning if not before class so there is ample time to make the accommodations. Student Responsibilities Students are expected to be familiar with Madison College policies and procedures. Many of the important policies and procedures are on the Madison College website, located at Academic Integrity is an expectation in all Madison College classes. Plagiarism, cheating and collusion are prohibited at Madison College. Plagiarism is defined as passing of another persons work as your own. Students who fail to observe these standards are subject to disciplinary action. Madison College has a strong policy on Academic

4 Basic Statistics Spring 2013 Syllabus Page 4 of 8 Misconduct which is published on the Madison College website. Please refer to this page on the Madison College Website to review all Academic Integrity and Misconduct policies located at Withdrawal Policy If a situation arises that prevents the successful completion of this course, please note that it is each student s responsibility to formally withdraw from this course. Syllabus Changes As your instructor, I retain the right to make changes based on the timeline of the class, feedback from learners and/or logistical issues and will inform you as soon as a change is made. Schedule and Assignments Week 0: Monday 1/14 and Tuesday 1/15 Read the Syllabus Tue. Discussion 0 Quiz 0 Week 1: Wednesday 1/16 - Tuesday 1/22 1-1: Review and Preview 1-2: Statistical Thinking 1-3: Types of Data 1-4: Critical Thinking 1-5: Collecting Sample Data Discussion 1 Discussion 1 Response Quiz 1 Week 2: Wednesday 1/23 - Tuesday 1/29 2-1: Review and Preview 2-2: Frequency Distributions 2-3: Histograms 2-4: Statistical Graphs Discussion 2 Discussion 2 Response Quiz 2

5 Basic Statistics Spring 2013 Syllabus Page 5 of 8 Week 3: Wednesday 1/30 - Tuesday 2/5 3-1: Review and Preview 3-2: Measures of Center 3-3: Measures of Variation 3-4: Measures of Relative Standing and Boxplots Discussion 3 Discussion 3 Response Quiz 3 Week 4: Wednesday 2/6 - Tuesday 2/12 Ch. 1-3 Project Ch. 1-3 Test Week 5: Wednesday 2/13 - Tuesday 2/19 4-1: Review and Preview 4-2: Basic Concepts of Probability 4-3: Addition Rule 4-4: Multiplication Rule Discussion 4 Discussion 4 Response Quiz 4 Week 6: Wednesday 2/20 - Tuesday 2/26 5-1: Review and Preview 5-2: Random Variables 5-3: Binomial Probability Distributions 5-4: Mean, Variance, and Standard Deviation for the Binomial Distribution Discussion 5 Discussion 5 Response Quiz 5

6 Basic Statistics Spring 2013 Syllabus Page 6 of 8 Week 7: Wednesday 2/27 - Tuesday 3/5 Ch. 4-5 Project Ch. 4-5 Test Week 8: Wednesday 3/6 - Tuesday 3/12 6-1: Review and Preview 6-2: The Standard Normal Distribution 6-3: Applications of Normal Distributions 6-4: Sampling Distributions and Estimators Discussion 6 6-5: The Central Limit Theorem Discussion 6 Response Quiz 6 Week 9: Wednesday 3/13 - Tuesday 3/19 7-1: Review and Preview 7-2: Estimating a Population Proportion 7-3: Estimating a Population Mean: σ Known 7-4: Estimating a Population Mean: σ Not Known Discussion 7 Discussion 7 Response Quiz 7 Week 10: Wednesday 3/20 - Tuesday 4/2 3/20 3/21 3/22 Have a good Spring Break! 4/1 4/2 Ch. 6-7 Project Ch. 6-7 Test

7 Basic Statistics Spring 2013 Syllabus Page 7 of 8 Week 11: Wednesday 4/3 - Tuesday 4/9 8-1: Review and Preview 8-2: Basics of Hypothesis Testing 8-3: Testing a Claim About a Proportion Discussion 8 Part 1 Discussion 8 Part 1 Response Quiz 8 Part 1 Week 12: Wednesday 4/10 - Tuesday 4/16 8-4: Testing a Claim About a Mean: σ Known 8-5: Testing a Claim About a Mean: σ Not Known 8-6: Testing a Claim About a Variance Discussion 8 Part 2 Discussion 8 Part 2 Response Quiz 8 Part 2 Week 13: Wednesday 4/17 - Tuesday 4/23 Ch. 8 Project Ch. 8 Test Week 14: Wednesday 4/24 - Tuesday 4/30 9-1: Review and Preview 9-2: Inferences About Two Proportions 9-3: Inferences About Two Means: Independent Samples 9-4: Inferences from Dependent Samples Discussion 9 Discussion 9 Response Quiz 9

8 Basic Statistics Spring 2013 Syllabus Page 8 of 8 Week 15: Wednesday 5/1 - Tuesday 5/7 10-1: Review and Preview 10-2: Correlation 10-3: Regression 11-1: Review and Preview Discussion : Contingency Tables 11-4: Analysis of Variance Discussion 10 Response Quiz Week 16: Wednesday 5/8 - Tuesday 5/14 Final Project Final Review Quiz Finals Week: Wednesday 5/15 - Friday 5/17 Final Project Response Final Exam Student Survey