# University Of Houston-Victoria

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# Course Online Syllabus

## Spring 2012

 Department QMSC Course Number 6351 Section Number 24055 Name of Course Stats & Research Methods Name of Instructor Yang,Jie This information may not constitute all course policies; students are responsible for all course requirements established by their instructors during the semester and all institutional policies as established in the UHV student handbook.

## Learning Objectives

As a result of this course, students will

1. Present data using tabular and graphical approaches and Prepare data using basic numerical descriptive statistical measures.
2. Comprehend how different sampling plans and the sampling distribution of a sample statistic are used in business.
3. Use statistical inference techniques, such as hypothesis testing about a population mean, population proportion, and about means and proportions with two populations.
4. Analyze and interpret results of a regression analysis in a variety of settings, such as marketing, management, economics, finance and accounting.
5. Use Excel in statistical analysis.

## Major Assignments/Exams

 Exam 1 20% Exam 2 20% Final exam 20% DB participation 10% Group Case Studies 20% Individual Project 10%

Anderson, Sweeney, & Williams, Modern Business Statistics with Microsoft Office Excel,4th ed., ISBN 0538479752.

## List of Discussion/Lecture Topics

• Data and Statistics
• Descriptive Statistics: Numerical Measures
• Discrete Probability Distributions
• Continuous Probability Distributions
• Exam 1 (Ch 1, 3, 5, 6)
• Sampling and Sampling Distributions
• Interval Estimation
• Hypothesis Tests
• Spring Break
• Exam 2 (Ch 7, 8, 9)
• Simple Linear Regression (Ch 14: sections 1-3, 6)
• Multiple Regression
• Statistical Methods for Quality Control
• Decision Analysis
• Individual project session with Adobe Connect 11am-noon (Monday and Wednesday)
• Final Exam (Ch 14, 15, 19, 20)

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