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MAT 105: Statistics

Course Description

This course will focus on the fundamentals of modern statistics. Topics include: basic concepts of descriptive statistics, inferences about the mean, proportion, and variance of one population, the binomial distribution, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Other topics in this course include an introduction to probability and bivariate data, including linear correlation and regression. This course is an Open Educational Resource Course. (3 credits)

Recommended Prerequisites

  • MAT 100: Elementary Algebra or High school Algebra (2 years)

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the standard techniques of statistics
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning and implications of these basic techniques
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the applications of statistics in various specialized fields, e.g., business, social sciences, biology
  4. Demonstrate critical judgment and decision-making ability using quantitative tools
  5. Demonstrate an appreciation of the power and scope of statistical method and thinking

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignments

Weight

Discussions

15%

Web Assignments

25%

Exams

60%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks

Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore

  • Brase. Understanding Basic Statistics. 7th ed. Cengage Learning, 2016. ISBN-13: 9781305254060
  • Enhanced WebAssign: Statistics - Online Access. Cengage Learning, 2013. ISBN-13: 9781285858050
    Note: This Access code must be purchased New to complete homework assignments.

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignment(s)

1

2,5

Topic: Introduction to Statistics

  • Readings: Chapter 1
  • Read Assigned Chapter
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Chapter Review Problems
  • Complete HW 1 in Web Assign

2

1-3

Topic: Organizing Data

  • Readings: Chapter 2
  • Read Assigned Chapter
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Chapter Review Problems
  • Complete HW 2 in Web Assign

3

1-3

Topic: Averages & Variation

  • Readings: Chapter 3
  • Read Assigned Chapter
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Chapter Review Problems
  • Cumulative Review Problems, Chapters 1-3
  • Complete HW 3 in Web Assign

4

1-3

Exam #1

  • Practice Exam #1
  • Review Web Assigns 1-3
  • Complete Exam #1

5

1-3

Topic:Correlation & Regression

  • Readings: Chapter 4
  • Read Assigned Chapter
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Chapter Review Problems
  • Complete HW 4 in Web Assign

6

1,2,4

Topic: Elementary Probability Theory

  • Readings: Chapter 5 (Sections 5.1 and 5.2)
  • Read Assigned Chapter
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Participate in Discussions

7

1,2,4

Topic: Elementary Probability Theory (cont.)

  • Readings: Chapter 5 (Section 5.3)
  • Read Assigned Chapter
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Chapter Review Problems
  • Complete HW 5 in Web Assign

8

1-3

Topic: Binomial Probability Distribution

  • Readings: Chapter 6
  • Read Assigned Chapter
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Cumulative Review Problems
  • Complete HW 6 in Web Assign

9

1-3

Exam #2

  • Practice Exam #2
  • Review Web Assigns 4-6
  • Complete Exam #2

10

1-3

Topic: Normal Curves and Sampling Distributions

  • Readings: Chapter 7
  • Read Assigned Chapter
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Chapter Review Problems
  • Complete HW 7 in Web Assign

11

1-5

Topic: Estimation

  • Readings: Chapter 8
  • Read Assigned Chapter
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Chapter Review Problems
  • Cumulative Review Problems
  • Complete HW 8 in Web Assign

12

1-5

Exam #3

  • Practice Exam #3
  • Review Web Assigns 7-8
  • Complete Exam #3

13

1-5

Topic: Hypothesis Testing

  • Readings: Chapter 9 (Sections 9.1 & 9.2)
  • Read Assigned Chapter
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Participate in Discussions

14

1-5

Topic: Hypothesis Testing (cont.)

  • Readings: Chapter 9 (Section 9.3)
  • (Optional) Chapter 10
  • Read Assigned Chapter
  • Review Lecture Material
  • Participate in Discussions
  • Cumulative Review Problems
  • Complete HW 9 in Web Assign

15

1-5

Exam #4

  • Practice Exam #4
  • Review Web Assign 9
  • Complete Exam #4

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