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School of Business, BBA Program

Course Title: Applied Statistics

Course Code: BUS 173 Semester: 2013 Summer, Section: 8

Instructor: Mohammad Kamrul Arefin (MLR) Office: NAC842 Class Room: NAC413 Office Phone: 01833179916

Class Time: ST 02:40 PM 04:10 PM Office hours: ST 1:00 PM-2:30 PM e-mail:


COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES: This course gives an application of descriptive and inferential statistics in data analysis and business research. The aim of this course is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the concepts of sampling, confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression, goodness of fit, contingency tables, analysis of variance and time series analysis and forecasting. This course includes some computer lab sessions where students are expected to learn statistical analysis using some basic software (Minitab, Microfit). TEACHING APPROACH: The class will meet for a total of 36 hours divided into 24 x 1.5 hours lectures. The classes will be conducted through lectures, and presentations. Students are required to take notes, answer questions, and participate actively in the class. Students are strongly encouraged to communicate with the lecturer through email or phone and meet lecturer during office hour (outside office hour by prior appointment) for any questions they may have. TEXT BOOK: Statistics for Business and Economics, Sixth Edition, Authored by P. Newbold, W. Carlson, B. Thorne LECTURE OUTLINE:
Lecture 1 Chapter 6 2 Chapter 7 3 Chapter 8 4 Chapter 9 5 Chapter 10 Topics Review from BUS 172 course syllabus (Continuous random variables and probability distributions) Review from BUS 172 course syllabus (Sampling and sampling distributions) Review from BUS 172 course syllabus (Estimation single population) Confidence interval estimation: Additional topics Hypothesis testing: single population

6 Chapter 10 7 Chapter 11 8 Chapter 11 9 Chapter 11 10 Chapter 17 11 Chapter 17 12 Chapter 12 13 Chapter 13 14 Chapter 13 15 Chapter 14 16 17 18 Chapter 15 19 Chapter 16 20 Chapter 19 21 Chapter 19 22 23 24

Hypothesis testing: single population Hypothesis Testing: two population Hypothesis Testing: two population Mid Term 1 Inferences about population variances Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance Simple Linear Regression Multiple Regression Multiple Regression Regression analysis: Model building Lab 1 Mid Term 2 Lab 2 Non-parametric methods Goodness-of-fit tests and contingency tables Time series analysis and forecasting Time series analysis and forecasting Final Exam Review Final Exam Review Group Project Presentation & Project report submission. Final Exam TBA

EXAMS: There will be 4-6 pop (unannounced) quizzes and worst 1 will be omitted from final grading. In addition to quizzes there will be total 3 exams and the syllabus for final exam will be comprehensive. There will be no makeup exams for quizzes.

COURSE GRADING COMPONENTS: Component/Coverage Mid Term 1 Mid Term 2 Final Exam Quizzes Lab Exam Group Report & Presentation Class Participation Weights (%) 20 20 25 10 5 15 5

Statistical Analysis project:

At the end of this course students are expected to present and submit a Research Report using descriptive & inferential statistics analysis and 10% marks per day will be deducted for late submission of the project report. This will be a group project. This project helps students to implement their learning from this course and improve their report writing skills. According to the NSU policies set by the Business School, the following is a suggested conversion scheme: A 93 A90 B+ 87 B 83 B80 C+ 77 C 73 C70 D+ 67 D 60 F <60

COURSE POLICY: It is important that you attend classes regularly. In-class participation is a key component of the course. Please bring scientific calculator with you in every classes. You will not be allowed to take any make-up exam unless you provide evidence of a valid reason. You are expected to inform the lecturer at least 12 hours prior the exam about your incapacity. The make-up diet of the exam will be harder than the regular exam and it will be comprehensive. There will be no makeup exam for quizzes. Any type of plagiarism will result in F (Fail) grade in the course. Please turn off all cell phones before entering the class. If you are to take the call then leave the class silently without asking permission. The number of groups in the class may vary according to the total number of students. The instructor and university reserve the right to modify elements of the course during the term. It is the responsibility of the student to check their emails and NSU website regularly during the term to note any changes.