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Instructor: Joaquín Díaz-Sáiz, Ph.D. (Statistics) Office Hours: By appointment only. Text:

Office: 260-F Melcher Hall Phone: 713-743-4713 e-mail address: JDiaz-Saiz@UH.EDU

Essentials of Modern Business Statistics with Microsoft Excel. Fourth Edition (customized), David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney, and Thomas A. Williams, Thomson South-Western. Math 1313, Math 1314, and credit for or concurrent enrollment in MIS 3300 July 14 is the last day to drop without receiving a grade, and the last day to drop without hours counting towards the Enrollment Cap for Texas Residents. July 27 is the last day to drop. Students requesting to drop by July 27 will receive a W. There will be five assignments that will be graded on a 0-100 scale. The homework average will be calculated with the best four scores. There will be three, closed-book, exams. They are scheduled for: 1) July 15 or July 16 2) July 22 or July 23 3) August 9 or August 10 A grade of 0 (zero) will be given for a missed exam. Exams will be graded on a 0-100 scale, and the scores will not be curved. All exams will be computerized and will be administered at the Center for Academic Support and Assessment (CASA) Testing Center located in 221 Garrison Gym. Students are responsible to schedule their exams with CASA. The calculator available for the exam can be accessed at and the documentation can be reached at Please practice using this calculator as much as possible because CASA does not allow personal calculators in their testing center. No makeup exams will be given unless there is a documented, extenuating circumstance and I am notified before the exam. Makeup exams will be given in my office and will be considerably more difficult than the actual exams.

Prerequisites: Drop Policy:

Assignments: Exams:

DEFINITION: A makeup exam is an exam taken to replace a regular one, on a date and/or time other than the printed above.

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Your combined score for the course will be based on the computer assignment grade (CA), and the exam scores (E1, E2, and E3), averaged as (CA + E1 + E2 + E3)/4. Letter grades will be assigned based on the combined score as: More than 93.33 90.01 to 93.33 86.67 to 90.00 83.34 to 86.66 80.01 to 83.33 76.67 to 80.00 73.34 to 76.66 70.01 to 73.33 66.67 to 70.00 63.34 to 66.66 60.01 to 63.33 60.00 or less A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D DF

The final grades will be assigned strictly according to the schedule in the table above.
Food and Drinks: Bringing food or drinks of any kind to the classroom is unacceptable. Students breaking this rule will be asked to leave the room. The use of cellular phones or pagers in class is prohibited. The use of desktop computers during class is not needed nor allowed for this course. The University of Houston Academic Honesty Policy is strictly enforced by the C. T. Bauer College of Business. No violations of this policy will be tolerated in this course. A discussion of the policy is included in the University of Houston Student Handbook, and students are expected to be familiar with this policy (see

Cellular Phones: Computers: Academic Honesty:

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: The C. T. Bauer College of Business would like to help students who have disabilities achieve their highest potential. To this end, in order to receive academic accommodations, students must register with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) (telephone 713-743-5400), and present approved accommodations documentation to their instructors in a timely manner. Other issues: Students enrolled in this section must attend classes in this section and should take the exams scheduled for this section (no exceptions to this rule.)

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Schedule of Topics (I reserve the right to change this schedule if I consider it necessary)
Period July 11 July 12 and 13 July 14 July 15 or July 16 July 18 and 19 July 20 July 21 July 22 of July 23 July 25 and 26 July 27 and 28 July 29 and August 1 August 3 – August 8 August 9 or August 10 Chapter Sections 3.1 -- 3.5 4.1 – 4.5 5.1 – 5.4 First Partial Exam 6.1 – 6.2 7.1 – 7.6 8.1 – 8.4 9.1 – 9.5 10.1 and 10.2 11.1 12.1 – 12.7 Third Partial Exam Comments Descriptive Statistics Introduction to Probability Discrete Probability Distributions Arrange the time and date. Continuous Distributions Sampling and Sampling Distributions Interval Estimation

Second Partial Exam Arrange the time and date. Hypothesis Tests Comparisons Involving Means Comparisons Involving Proportions Simple Linear Regression Arrange the time and date

I reserve the right to cover topics which are considered fundamental by the faculty of the college, and that are not included in the textbook. Questions on these topics will be included in the exams.