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BUS -260 - 01
3 Credit Hours
Statistical Data Analysis
Spring 2010
Course Information
MTH 112 and CIS 146 or equivalent.
Students are required to complete prerequisites for this course. Students who enroll without
completing prerequisites for this course may be withdrawn by the College and may not qualify
for a refund of tuition. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all course
prerequisites are completed and documented at the College.
This course is an introduction to the use of basic statistical concepts in business applications.
Descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency and variations, probability, random
variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, point and
interval estimation and linear regression are covered. Computer software applications are
Class days
and time
Campus and
Class location
textbook and
Students will acquire an understanding of the theory and practice of statistical data analysis
through examinations, case studies, and homework assignments.
Monday & Wednesday; 1:15PM – 2:30PM
C.A. Fredd Campus
Room 133
Text: Essentials of Statistics for Business and Economics, 5th ed.
Authors: Anderson, Sweeney, and Williams
Aplia Website:
Calculator: A calculator with statistical functions
Last Date of
Monday, May 2, 2011
No make-up exams or quizzes are given without permission of the instructor. Students who
miss an exam or quiz with a DOCUMENTED excused absence will be allowed to make up the
missed assignment provided that the student: 1) initiates the make-up process by presenting a
documented excuse within one week of returning to the class and 2) makes arrangements with
the instructor for making up the test at a mutually agreed upon time (usually within the
instructor’s posted work schedule).
Pop Quizzes,
All of the policies incorporated in the standard school policies are part of this class. For
example, required class assignments and announcements will be presented during class period;
therefore, attendance is important for acquisition of assignments and announcements made in
class. Students who are tardy will not be given extra time on exams or quizzes. If a student
arrives after an exam has been turned in it is considered a missed exam and the student must
follow the make-up policy outlined above.
Final Exam is scheduled for Monday, May 9, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. The final exam is
comprehensive and serves as a make-up/ optional final. It is a mandatory final for students who miss
one of the first four exams without a documented excuse. In addition, if taken at the scheduled time,
other students may take the final to replace the lowest of the first 4 required exams given. This
substitution will only be made if the student benefits by it. Thus, there is no risk associated with
taking the optional final.
Instructor Information
E-mail and
phone number
Student hours
and location
for Student
E-mail and
phone number
J. Ashley McLeod
[email protected]
(205) 391 – 5863
Monday & Wednesday, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
2513 Martin Campus
It can also be found on Shelton’s main page ( under the
Faculty/Staff tab, Faculty Website Directory, and then click on my name at the bottom
of the screen
Darrell Wright
[email protected]
(205) 391 - 2428
College Policy Information
Student Email
(Bucs Mail)
Students are expected to be honorable in all college assignments. Suspected cases of
academic misconduct are reported to the Dean of Instructional Services.
SSCC Attendance Policy: Students are expected to attend all classes for which they
are registered, to be prompt and to remain in class/lab for the entire time. Attendance
will be recorded at every class/lab meeting. On the final grade report, instructors are
required to identify the last day of attendance for all students who receive a grade of
“F” or “U.” Students who are unable to attend class regularly, regardless of the reason
or circumstance, should withdraw from the class. Withdrawal from class can affect
eligibility for federal financial aid.
The Standard College Policies apply to all classes at the college and are a part of every
official course syllabus; each student receives a copy when he or she completes the
vehicle registration/waiver procedure. It is also available from the College website, It is the responsibility of the student to have a copy of these
policies and to abide by them. This class syllabus is intended to give further detail
about the policies and expectations in this class. College policies are also published in
the Schedule of Classes and the SSCC College Catalog/Student Handbook. Students
are expected to be aware of and abide by College policies in every class.
All students who are or have been registered for classes at Shelton State Community
College are provided an email account. Students who are currently registered must
have an email account. Electronic mail is the official method of communication for
delivery of information Shelton State designated communicators may use this email
account to send official communications to the student body. Student email addresses
will be recorded in the college’s electronic directories and records. To activate/sign in
to your Bucs Mail account, visit the Bucs Mail icon at
Shelton State’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
Improving Student Success in Online Classes
Activities and Material covered by that Activity
Percentage of Grade
Exam 1 – Chapters 1, 2, & 3
Exam 2 – Chapters 4, 5, & 6
Exam 3 – Chapters 7, 8, & 9
Exam 4 – Chapters 10, 11, 12, & 13
Homework Assignments
Case Studies
100 %
Comprehensive Final Exam - Optional
Your exam average will be computed from four equally weighted exam scores. Each exam will contain
questions worth a total of 105 points. Thus, you have the opportunity to earn up to 5 “extra” points on
each exam.
Aplia homework assignments account for 10% of your grade. These homework problems will be
assigned on a weekly basis. Each homework assignment is due at a specified day and time. You will
receive a grade of zero if you submit your homework past the time when it is due. There is no
excuse policy for homework. Your three lowest Aplia homework grades will be dropped in the
calculation of your final homework average. In addition, review problems will be assigned for a grade
before each exam and will be due on review day.
Class Attendance Policy:
Attendance is vital to success in this class. Students are responsible for all lecture material, including all
in class announcements. Students may be awarded bonus points based on attendance as follows:
Number of Absences
4 or more
Bonus Points
1. There are no excused absences for the purpose of this policy.
2. Attendance will be taken at every class meeting.
3. To be counted as present, students must be in class on time and must remain in class until it is
dismissed. Students should inform me prior to class if they need to leave early.
Letter grades will be assigned according to the following:
59 and below
Grades will be determined in strict accordance with the policy above. I will not entertain needs
based appeals of your course grade.
BUS – 260 – 01
Course Outline Calendar – Spring 2011
J. Ashley McLeod
Monday & Wednesday; 1:15PM – 2:30PM
Last day to withdraw from class is Monday, May 2nd
Mon., January 24, 2011
Class Cancelled
Course Syllabus – Introduction & Ch. 1 – Data
and Statistics
Martin Luther King Day – No Class
Ch. 2 – Descriptive Statistics: Tabular and
Graphical Presentations
Ch. 3 – Descriptive Statistics: Numerical
Wed., January 26, 2011
Mon., January 31, 2011
Wed., February 2, 2011
Mon., February 7, 2011
Wed., February 9, 2011
Mon., February 14, 2011
Wed., February 16, 2011
Mon., February 21, 2011
Wed., February 23, 2011
Mon., February 28, 2011
Wed., March 2, 2011
Ch. 3 (cont’d)
Exam 1 Review
Exam 1 (Chapters 1 – 3)
Ch. 4 – Introduction to Probability
Ch. 4 (cont’d)
Ch. 5 – Discrete Probability Distributions
Ch. 6 – Continuous Probability Distributions
Exam 2 Review
Exam 2 (Chapters 4 – 6)
Ch. 7 – Sampling and Sampling Distributions
Ch. 8 – Interval Estimation
Mon., January 10, 2011
Wed., January 12, 2011
Mon., January 17, 2011
Wed., January 19, 2011
Mon., March 7, 2011
Wed., March 9, 2011
Mon., March 14, 2011
Wed., March 16, 2011
Mon., March 21, 2011
Wed., March 23, 2011
Mon., March 28, 2011
Wed., March 30, 2011
Mon., April 4, 2011
Wed., April 6, 2011
Mon., April 11, 2011
Wed., April 13, 2011
Ch. 8 (cont’d)
Ch. 9 – Hypothesis Tests
Spring Break – No Class
Spring Break – No Class
Ch. 9 (cont’d)
Exam 3 Review
Exam 3 (Chapters 7 – 9)
Ch. 10 – Comparisons Involving Means,
Experimental Design, and Analysis of Variance
Ch. 10 (cont’d)
Ch. 11 – Comparisons Involving Proportions
and a Test of Independence
Ch. 11 (cont’d)
Ch. 12 – Simple Linear Regression
Case: Motion Picture Industry
Case: Motion Picture Industry
Case: Hamilton County Judges
Case: Specialty Toys
Case: Metropolitan Research,
Case: Unemployment Study
Case: Par, Inc.
Case: U.S. Dept. of
Case: Consumer Research, Inc
Ch. 12 (cont’d)
Mon., April 18, 2011
Wed., April 20, 2011
Ch. 13 – Multiple Regression
Mon., April 25, 2011
Exam 4 Review
Wed., April 27, 2011
Exam 4 (Chapters 10 – 13)
Mon., May 2, 2011
Review & Last Day to Withdraw
Mon., May 9, 2011
Comprehensive Final Exam (Optional)
1:00PM – 3:00PM
This course outline and the dates established therein are tentative, and the instructor reserves the right to change them.
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BUS-260-01 Statistical Data Analysis Spring 2011
Instructor: Jennifer A McLeod
Start Date: 01/10/2011
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