Text: eBook: We will use online homework that
contains the eBook for this course. We will use the online eBook "Introduction
to Statistics and Data Analysis, Fourth Edition" by
Peck,
Olsen,
and
Devore. You must
purchase access to the online eBook and to online homework. You are not required
to purchase a hard copy of the textbook.
Prerequisites: MA
105 or a satisfactory score on the mathematics placement exam.
MA 123 Elementary Statistics. A study of measures useful in giving
concise description of masses of numerical data. A brief study of probability
theory provides the basis for an introduction to methods of testing hypotheses
and measuring the confidence with which conclusions may be drawn by sampling.
Applications in various fields.
4 Sem. Hrs. { This class satisfies the Mathematics Proficiency
graduation requirement. }
Student Learning Outcomes
in this course:
Concentration in Statistics:
For mathematics majors, this course counts toward a Concentration in Statistics.
Tutors:
There will be free learning assistants (tutors) available for this course. You
may view the schedule from the
Academic Support Center.
Calculators:
Calculators are allowed and encouraged on all quizzes and tests. Programmable,
statistical, and graphics calculators are allowed and encouraged. You may not
share calculators on tests or quizzes. No calculator instruction booklets are
allowed on tests or quizzes.
Homework: Homework problems
from the textbook will be assigned every day. Usually the odd numbered problems
will be assigned because their answers are in the back of the book. Textbook
homework will not directly count toward your grade, and you will not be required
to hand it in, but doing the homework is the most important way to learn the
material and prepare for the tests and quizzes. We will also use online homework
from
WebAssign. Purchase an access card at the
University Store in the HPCC.
The first time you log on to WebAssign, it will ask you for the class key
for this class. The class key for this class is not known yet. Our Institution code
is "mtunion".
Quizzes:
We will have 3 quizzes, each worth 20 points. The dates are shown on the
schedule below. Each quiz will be given during the first or last 20 minutes of
class.
Tests:
We will have 3 tests each worth 80 points and a final exam. The dates are shown
on the schedule below. Tests and the final are open notes. You may not share
notes on tests/exam.
Cell Phones:
These are to be turned off during class and may NOT be used in class for
any reason.
Course Schedule
–
MA 123 Elementary Statistics
( TcX means text chapter X )
Date of
Tuesday 
 Text chapter covered (or external material)

{minor changes may be made in response to unforeseen events} 
Aug 27 
The data analysis process, data collection, and data types: Tc 12, pp
178. 
Sep 03 
Graphical and numerical
methods for describing data: Tc 34, pp 95206. Q1

Sep 10 
Bivariate data & simple
linear regression: Tc 5, pp 223281. 
Sep 17 
Review.... Test #1 on Sep 19. 
Sep 24 
Probability & probability
distributions: Tc 67, pp 319441. 
Oct 01 
Normal distribution & sampling distributions: Tc 78, pp 442519.
Q2 
Oct 08 
Estimation using a single sample: Tc 9, pp 529559.

Oct 15 
Hypothesis testing: Tc10, pp
577610. No class on Oct 15 (Fall Break).

Oct 22 
Revisit
hypothesis testing and inference (one population) Test
#2 on Oct 24.

Oct 29 
Inference for two population means: Tc
11. pp 637651.

Nov 05 
Inference for population proportions (two populations):
Tc 11, pp 671685. Q3 
Nov 12 
Analysis of categorical data and goodness of fit: Tc 12, pp
699730. 
Nov 19 
Distributionfree methods for comparing two population means. My
notes 
Nov 26 
Inference for regression: Tc 13 pp 741781.
Test #3 on Nov 26. 
Dec 03 
Multiple
regression and models in general: Tc 14, pp 801826. Review. 
Dec 913 
>>>> Exam week: Our exam is Dec 13 @ 0800.
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Course Evaluation:
Grading Scale:
A 94100%
C 7376%
Attendance
40
A 9093
C 7072
Quizzes (3 of these) 60
B+ 8789
D+ 6769
Tests(3)
240
B 8386
D 6366
Minicases (4)
80
B 8082
D 6062
Exam
80
C+ 7779
F 0 59
Total
500 pts
Attendance:
Attendance is strongly encouraged. Tests missed due to an excused absence
(usually meaning prior approval of instructor) can be made up. Attendance
= 403x, x is number of missed classes. Classes missed due to required
(documented) athletic participation, documented illness, and immediate family
funerals are not counted. NOTE: If you miss a quiz due to an excused
absence, you can make it up, but it will be different and a little harder. Be
there for all tests; a test can be made up only in very extreme circumstances.
Academic honesty:
All assignments must represent the student’s own efforts. Copying written
assignments or portions of another’s work in any manner from any source, without
the explicit direction/permission of the instructor is a form of plagiarism and
will cause the student to receive a zero for the assignment and possible failure
of the course; and the student may be subject to other punitive actions by the
college.
Accessibility Statement: If you are
a student with a documented disability who will require accommodations in this
course, please meet with Karen Saracusa, Director of Student Accessibility
Services, in Room 88 HooverPrice Campus Center, for assistance in developing a
plan to address your academic needs.
Please call (330) 8237372 to schedule an appointment or email
studentaccessibility@mountunion.edu.
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