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Running head: STATISTICS Introduction to Statistics Ericka Tolbert Governors State University Overall, your paper reads more as if it is a syllabus instead of a description of your overall course design. Some design information is provided but much of it is missing based on the sections we were to create. I have listed below the comments and questions based on information I felt was missing from the description of your course design. INTRODUCTION Welcome to Introduction to Statistics, I am Ericka Tolbert and I will be your professor for this semester. On the home page you should see a link that takes you to the modules for this course. The modules include all the lessons and homework that we will be working on throughout the semester. All assignments are due on Friday, but feel free to work a little ahead if you are comfortable doing so. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or stop by my office during office hours. I look forward to having a good semester with all of you. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing. COURSE GOALS
COURSE MATERIALS Text: Elementary Statistics: A Brief Version ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND CONDUCT POLICY The integrity of an academic program and degree rests on the principle that the grades awarded to students must reflect only their own individual efforts and achievement. Students are required to perform the work specified by the instructor and are responsible for the content of work submitted, such as papers, reports, examinations, and other work. Violations of academic integrity include various types of plagiarism and cheating. *Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to: • Using exact words from a source without appropriate crediting. • Cutting and pasting electronically from any source without appropriate crediting. • Using wording and/or sentence structure too close to the original in paraphrasing. • Using visual images in whole or in part created by someone else without appropriate crediting. • Buying a paper and presenting any part of it as your own. • Borrowing any part of a paper and presenting it as your own without appropriate crediting. • Falsifying or inventing any information or citation in an academic exercise. *Cheating includes, but is not limited to: • Obtaining or giving assistance in any academic work such as on quizzes, tests, homework, etc., without instructor's consent. • Taking a test or course or turning in work for someone else. • Allowing someone to take a test or course or turn in work in your name. • Using crib notes or electronic devices to get unauthorized assistance on tests or other inclass work. • Using work from another class or previous semester without instructor consent. EMAIL POLICY Each enrolled student is provided a free email account while in attendance. The school sends important college information including your grades, attendance, graduation, etc. by email only. All email communication between faculty, advisors, staff and students will only be through this account. STUDENTS’ SPECIAL NEEDS STATEMENT The college strives for studentcentered, quality education with flexibility to allow for students’ special needs. Students with physical, mental, or learning disabilities should contact the Special Needs Coordinator in Student Services. COURSE EXPECTATIONS Every couple of weeks’ new modules will be opened up allowing students to progress through the course. There are weekly assignments and deadlines that will need to be met every Friday. It will be up to you to make sure you follow through on the work and stay up to date on the tasks. Tests
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StudentContent Individual (Homework) Assignments Homework problems will be assigned for many of the chapters. These will be posted on Blackboard and in the notes. Due dates will be given along with the problems. These will be turned in through Blackboard. Late homework assignments will be accepted up to one week after the due date for half credit. If this privilege is abused I will let the students know and I will eliminate the acceptance of late homework. A random number of problems will be graded from each assignment. Students should complete all problems because they will not know which ones are graded. StudentStudent Participation/Discussion Each lesson will have a few discussion questions posted on Blackboard. Students should post their response in the discussion forum provided on Blackboard. Discussion threads for these questions will be closed after the test date for that chapter. These cannot be turned in afterwards. Student Instructor Course Materials Students will need a calculator that can handle the four basic operations, square roots, and exponents. Other devices cannot be substituted in place of a calculator. Elementary Statistics: A Brief Version textbook A computer and Internet access is required. Course Description This course is designed to present basic facts of descriptive statistics including graphic representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics to include hypothesis testing. Course Syllabus Students should start by reading the syllabus and make sure they are familiar with the policies, and the process for turning in assignments and the requirements regarding the discussion board. The module list contains all the links to homework, discussion, and other resources pertaining to the class, including a calendar containing all the due dates for the semester. Course Assignments Every assignment can be turned in one of two ways. They can either be placed in the dropbox for that assignment and turned in through Blackboard, or students can drop them off at my office. If I am not available or it is after office hours, no one is in the student can slide the assignment under the door. There will be material in the various chapters in the book that will not be covered. The chapters that are covered will be done one to two chapters at a time. Late work will be accepted as long as the privilege is not abused, but I highly recommend not waiting until the last minute before the deadlines to do the assignments. Course Announcements Stay up to date on what is happening in class by reading all weekly announcements. The announcements will contain vital information regarding any and changes to the syllabus, or other class related material. If students are using a calculator, and having trouble with finding the correct answer they are getting a number off on the right hand side that they do not understand, there will be tutorial video available on the right side of the course shell. Academic Integrity and Conduct Policy The integrity of an academic program and degree rests on the principle that the grades awarded to students must reflect only their own individual efforts and achievement. Students are required to perform the work specified by the instructor and are responsible for the content of work submitted, such as papers, reports, examinations, and other work. Violations of academic integrity include various types of plagiarism and cheating. Math Help Students can always contact me via email or Blackboard. Students can come by my office during office hours, or make an appointment, I will try to be flexible with my time. 
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