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An appropriate thing to say regarding this course might be Welcome to the wonderful world of data!  Why?  Well, the focus of MATH 117 Introduction to Statistics will include organizing, exploring, and presenting data using tabular and graphical forms.  Reading newspapers and magazines, exploring information related to other disciplines on the Internet, and even watching the evening news programs, you will find data and this data will be analyzed and presented using statistical techniques, many of which you will learn about in this course.  Reading one of the many medication advertisements in magazine, you will find that sampling techniques are used to to create the groups on which these medications were tested and statistics regarding the performance and side effects of these medications are presented.  If you play the lottery or you buy raffle tickets, having knowledge of probability will help you to determine what, if anything, you might expect to win.  Having knowledge of how to analyze, organize, and present data, some basic knowledge of probability, familiarity with various distributions, an understanding of sampling and the design of experiments as well as for hypothesis testing and the use of confidence intervals, and correlation and regression will be helpful to you in your studies in any discipline that necessitates the use and analysis of data -- and might help you to get a better-paying job in the future too.

To open the syllabus file, homework file, handouts, quizzes, exams, and solution files, if any,  you will need Adobe Reader; once you download and install Adobe Reader, you will be able to open the files.

Course Documents:

  • Syllabus:  Please carefully read the course syllabus.  This document will provide you with information about the course, the required textbook the exams and quizzes, the grading policy, attendance and participation, and the make up policy (there are no make up exams or quizzes).

  • Readings and Practice Exercises:  The only way in which to learn the material is to do the readings and practice exercises.  The readings and practice exercises document does not have any dates, however, each section is listed, in general, in the order in which the material will be covered throughout the semester.  You will be told which sections to read for the next class meeting, and you are expected to come to class prepared to discuss this material.  Once a section has been assigned, you are expected to read the section and to start working on the assigned practice exercises.  You should use MyStatLab as well.  The resources on MyStatLab include the complete text online, PowerPoint slides, practice quizzes, practice tests, data files for the exercises, and resources that provide access to additional practice exercises as well as to help you to develop a customized study plan.

  • Course Calendar:  For your convenience, the important dates from the Framingham State University Academic Calendar and the dates of the three (3) examinations and the final examination have been compiled in the course calendar.

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Quizzes:  There will be seven (7) quizzes. Quizzes, ten (10) to fifteen (15) minutes in duration, are mandatory and will be administered at the beginning of class on the dates listed below..  Keeping up to date on the readings and practice exercises will help you to be ready to take the quizzes.  Since quizzes will be given at the beginning of class, you must be on time; you will not be given extra time during which to take/complete the quiz if you are late.  If you miss an quiz, your grade will be recorded as zero (0).  You are expected to be on-time for quizzes; you will not be given additional time during which to take/complete a quiz if you are late.

  • Quiz #1:  Friday, January 31, 2014
  • Quiz #2:  Friday, February 7, 2014
  • Quiz #3:  (on Blackboard) Monday, February 17, 2014 and Tuesday, February 18, 2014
  • Quiz #4:  Friday, March 7, 2014
  • Quiz #5:  Friday, March 14, 2014
  • Quiz #6:  Friday, April 11, 2014
  • Quiz #7:  Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Exams:  There will be three (3) examinations and one (1) cumulative final examination .  The dates for these examinations are listed below.  These examinations will be closed-book.  You must bring a calculator for each examination; extra calculators will not be available for you to borrow during the exam.  You will not be allowed to use a computer, the calculator on your cell phone or that on any other device, or scrap paper during these examinations.  You are expected to be on-time for the examinations; you will not be given additional time during which to take/complete an examination if you are late.

  • Exam I:  Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Exam II:  Monday, March 31, 2014
  • Exam III:  Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • Final Examination 
    • Section 004:  Tuesday, May 06, 2014 8 AM - 11 AM
    • Section 05X:  Tuesday, May 06, 2014 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

NOTE:  The Final Exam Schedule is set by the University and it cannot be changed.  It is your responsible to take the Final Examination on the day and at the time for which it is scheduled.  You man not take the Final Examination during another time or with another section of the course.

Please remember that your questions are important to me, that I want to help you to do well in the course, and that there is no such thing as a stupid question.

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