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STAT 301
Business Statistics

The signup sheet for the first project presentation is here. Please sign up for a fifteen-minute presentation slot for your group. Please note the presentation location. (Some are in the LBC lobby; others are in my office, LBC 526A.)

 

This course aims to give students a broad exposure to statistical methods useful in "real world" situations, especially in business practice. We will examine three broad categories of statistical tools: (1) descriptive statistics, which summarize available data; (2) inferential statistics, which generalize from a sample to a larger population; and (3) modeling procedures, such as regression analysis, which make predictions based upon the underlying structure of the data.

I am teaching two sections of STAT 301 during the Fall Semester of 2017.

The course schedule has been updated to reflect changes brought about by Hurricane Irma and the resulting power outage. Homework #2 has been cancelled; due dates on other assignments have been changed.

Grades for the current semester are posted here. Students are identified by the last four digits of their student number. Grades are current through Sunday, September 17.

Syllabus Schedule Old Exams Grades

Daily Review Assignments

The purpose of daily review assignments is to provide timely review and feedback on the basic course concepts and computational mechanics covered each day in class.  This structured regular review facilitates mastery of course material.  Review assignments are due at the beginning of the following class.  They are checked simply for reasonable effort, not accuracy. Late assignments are accepted at a penalty grade. The lowest four review assignments will be dropped in computing your course grade. Review assignments and attendance combined comprise 20% of your grade in the course. Daily review assignments are available from the links below. Many of the review assignment webpages have links to more detailed solutions, in case you run into difficulty while working on them.

Lecture Review #1 No Lecture Review #11 Lecture Review #21 Lecture Review #31
Lecture Review #2 Lecture Review #12 Lecture Review #22 Lecture Review #32
Lecture Review #3 Lecture Review #13 Lecture Review #23 Lecture Review #33
In-class Activity Lecture Review #14 Lecture Review #24 Lecture Review #34
Lecture Review #5 No Lecture Review #15 Lecture Review #25 Lecture Review #35
Lecture Review #6 Lecture Review #16 Lecture Review #26  
Lecture Review #7 No Lecture Review #17 Lecture Review #27  
Lecture Review #8 Lecture Review #18 Lecture Review #28  
In-class Activity Lecture Review #19 Lecture Review #29  
Lecture Review #10 Lecture Review #20 Lecture Review #30  

Homework Assignments

These assignments are longer and more involved than daily review assignments.  Their purpose is to take the basic concepts and calculations of the course (which are reinforced by the daily review) and to apply them to "real world" situations, so you may be able to use the material in the course in your professional and personal life.  Due dates for these assignments are given in the course schedule. Homework will not normally be accepted late. The lowest of the seven six homework grades will be dropped, in computing your course grade. The remaining six five homework assignments comprise 20% of your course grade.

HOMEWORK
Homework #1 - Writing a Survey
Homework #2 - CANCELLED
Homework #3 - Three Discrimination Cases
Homework #4 - Analyzing Means
Homework #5 - Comparing Textbook Prices
Homework #6 - Regression Models
Homework #7 - Categorical Data Analysis

Course Projects

Students will complete three course projects, one for each unit of the class. These are intended to be group projects. (You may be a one-person group. I encourage you to work with others on these, as you will learn more from your interaction with others. However, I realize that this is not convenient for some students, and so it is not required.) In each project, you will complete a research task, from problem formulation, through data collection and analysis, to final presentation of results. The three projects together are worth 20% of the course grade.

PROJECTS
Project #1 - Survey Research
Project #2 - Experimental Research
Project #3 - Data Modeling

Each homework assignment and project will require a written report. Projects will also require an oral presentation. Some general guidelines for these are given in the links below. (Individual assignments may of course also provide particular requirements specific to that assignment.)

Suggestions for homework writeups
Suggestions for project presentations
Suggestions for project reports