Autumn 2013   Seattle Pacific University
School of Business and Economics
McKenna Hall 113
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1:30-2:50 p.m.
Final exam: Monday, December 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Dr. Dick Sleight, Manager of Information Systems / Instructor
Office: 206 McKenna  Phone: 206.281.2265  Email: SL8@spu.edu
Office Hours: M,W 12:00-1:20; Tues 11:00-12:00, Fri 12:30-1:20
Course Description: Prerequisite: MAT 0145 or Mathematics Placement Level B. An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on problems from business and economics. Topics include graphical representation of data, probability, discrete and continuous distributions, Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, one-way ANOVA, correlation and linear regression. Spreadsheet software is used for data management, analysis, and reporting. Fulfills SBE spreadsheets competency.
Day Date Topic Readings Homework Due
   Monday   Sept. 30 Introduction to BUS 2700; introduction to statistics 1.1 - 1.3  
   Wednesday   Oct. 2 Data types; Excel introduction; describing data graphically   2.1 - 2.5   CAOS Pretest
   Friday   Oct. 4 Statistical notation; measures of central tendency 3.1  
   Monday   Oct. 7 Variance and standard deviation; measures of relative standing, box plots 3.2 - 3.3 #1
   Wednesday   Oct. 9 Introduction to probability 5.1 - 5.4 #2
   Friday   Oct. 11 Probability, Combinations and Permutations    
   Monday   Oct. 14 Binomial distribution, Poisson distribution 6.1 - 6.3 #3
   Wednesday   Oct. 16 Day of Common Learning    
   Friday   Oct. 18 Continuous probability distributions, Normal distribution 7.1 - 7.2  
   Monday   Oct. 21 Exponential distribution   #4
   Wednesday   Oct. 23 Sampling, sampling distributions; Central Limit Theorem 4.1 - 4.4, 8.1  
   Friday   Oct. 25 Estimation and confidence intervals 9.1 - 9.3 #5
   Monday   Oct. 28 Sample midterm exam  (tutorial)    
   Wednesday   Oct. 30 Statistical Process Control   #6
   Friday   Nov. 1 Review     
   Monday   Nov. 4 First Midterm Examination  
   Wednesday   Nov. 6 Hypothesis testing (z) 10.1  
   Friday   Nov. 8 Inferences about single populations (t) 11.1  
   Monday   Nov. 11 Veteran's Day Holiday    
   Wednesday   Nov. 13 Chi-square distribution (χ2) 11.2 #7
   Friday   Nov. 15 Inferences with proportions (z) 10.2, 11.2  
   Monday   Nov. 18 Inferences with two populations (t) 12.1 - 12.2 #8
   Wednesday   Nov. 20 Experiments and notes on validity    
   Friday   Nov. 22 Inferences with two populations (F) 12.1, 13.1 #9
   Monday   Nov. 25 Second Midterm Examination  
   Wednesday   Nov. 27 Analysis of Variance  14.1  
   Friday   Nov. 29 Thanksgiving Holiday    
   Monday   Dec. 2 Linear regression, correlation 3.4  
   Wednesday   Dec. 4 Advanced Excel #10
   Friday   Dec. 6 Course Review    
   Monday   Dec. 9 Final Exam 1:00-3:00 p.m. Covers homework 1 - 10