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Number:MS301
Name:Statistical Inference and Decision Making
Description:This is a survey course in applied statistical analysis using both spreadsheets and a professional level statistical software package (such as Minitab or SPSS). Topics include analytical and graphical methods of collecting, summarizing and describing data; basic probability laws, rules and types; statistical inference, interval estimation, techniques for comparing two or more populations and models for prediction. This course emphasizes applications and interpretation of statistical results.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1) Explain the difference between Description and Inference; between accuracy and precision and between calculating statistics and the "management interpretations" for those statistics. Effective and accurate communication is emphasized throughout. 2) Discuss the important role of technology in statistical analysis and how to choose the correct statistical procedure for a given task or objective. Understand why the statistical software used by professionals is necessary for the analysis of real data; how spreadsheets compare and contrast with applied statistical software.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2016
S 2016 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS USING EXCEL-W/CD TRIOLA 5TH 14 PEARSON
F 2015 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS USING EXCEL-W/CD TRIOLA 5TH 14 PEARSON
S 2015
S 2015 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS USING EXCEL-W/CD TRIOLA 5TH 14 PEARSON
F 2014 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS-W/CD TRIOLA 12TH 14
S 2014 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS-W/CD TRIOLA 12TH 14
S 2014 ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS-W/CD+ACCESS TRIOLA 4TH 11
V 2014 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS-W/CD TRIOLA 12TH 14
F 2013 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS-W/CD TRIOLA 12TH 14
F 2013 ESSENTIALS OF STAT.(LOOSE)-W/ACCESS TRIOLA 4TH 11
S 2013 Elementary Statistics - With CD 0-321-50024-5 Triola, Mario F. 11TH 10 Addison-Wesley Longman, I
F 2012 Elementary Stat., Tech. Update - With Access 0-321-75995-8 Triola, Mario F. 11TH 12 Addison-Wesley Longman, I
F 2012 Elementary Statistics - With CD 0-321-50024-5 Triola, Mario F. 11TH 10 Addison-Wesley Longman, I
S 2012 BRACE UNDER STATS WITH ST 0-547-16627-3 BRACE 09 CEN200
S 2012 UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS 0-618-94992-5 BRASE 9 HM
F 2011 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS (W/ 0-321-50024-5 TRIOLA 11 ADD
F 2010 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS (W/ 0-321-50024-5 TRIOLA 11 ADD
S 2010 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS W/M 0-321-46092-8 TRIOLA 10 ADD
U 2010 BRACE UNDER STATS WITH ST 0-547-16627-3 BRACE 09 CEN200
U 2010 UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS 0-618-94992-5 BRASE 9 HM
F 2009 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS (W/ 0-321-50024-5 TRIOLA 11 ADD
F 2009 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS W/M 0-321-46092-8 TRIOLA 10 PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2009 NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED 2-10-011111-6 NO TEXT NO TEXTB
S 2009 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS (W/ 0-321-33183-4 TRIOLA 10 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2009 STATS: MODELING THE WORLD 0-321-37559-9 BOCK 2 PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2008 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS W/M 0-321-46092-8 TRIOLA 10 PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2008 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT NACSCORP
S 2008 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS W/M TRIOLA 1 PEARSON
S 2008 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT
F 2007 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS (W/ TRIOLA 1 ADD
F 2007 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT
S 2007 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS (W/CD) 0-321-33183-4 TRIOLA 10 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2007 UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS 0-618-49658-0 BRASE 8 HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
U 2007 Stats: Modeling the World 0-321-37559-9 Bock 2 Pearson
S 2006 NO TEXT LISTED
S 2006 INTRO.TO DESIGN+ANAL.:STUD.HDBK. KEPPEL 2ND 92
F 2005 NO TEXT LISTED
F 2003 Intro to Excel 0130081752
F 2003 Minitab 0201397153
F 2003 Statistical Inference & Decision Making Turner
F 2003 Understandable Statistics Brace 7
S 2003 Introduction to Excel 2002 0-13-008175-2 David Kuncicky 3 Prendice Hall
S 2003 STUD.ED.OF MINITAB F/WIN.95 WIN.NT-CD 0201397153 MCKENZIE PEARSON
F 2002 STUD.ED.OF MINITAB F/WIN.95 WIN.NT-CD 0201397153 MCKENZIE PEARSON
S 2002 Understandable Statistics 0-395-90768-3 Brase 6th HM
F 2001 Intro.Statistics-Text 0-201-88330-9 Weiss 5th Pearson
F 2001 Understandable Statistics 0-395-90768-3 Brase 6th HM
S 2001 Finite Math for Bus, Econ, Life Sci & Soc 0-13-913179-5 Barnett 8 PH
F 2000 Elementary Statistics 0-201-61477-4 Triola 8 AW
F 2000 Understanable Statistics 0-669-35513-5 Brase 5 Houghton Mifflin
S 2000 Understandable Statistics 0-669-35513-5 Brase 5 Heath
F 1999 Understandable Statistics 0-395-90768-3 Brase 6 HM
F 1999 Understandable Statistics 0-669-35513-5 Brase 5 Heath
F 1999 Understandable Statistics Study & Sol Gde 0-395-90774-8 Brase 6 HM