|Textbook||Business Statistics in Practice
Bowerman and O'Connell, 4th edition (2007)
We will use the same textbook for DSC 3140
||(tentative plan) three or four exams, including
the final exam.
My stat exams require you to show that you understand the vocabulary and concepts and that you can work out problems. Some of the vocabulary and conceptual questions will be multiple-choice questions, but most of the questions will be problem-solving questions.
||There will be some graded homework -- about four
to six exercises.
In statistics classes, it is important to keep up with the material and be ready for class every day. What we cover one week depends on what we covered in the previous weeks. So, even if there is no homework due, work problems on your own.
||You should have a decent scientific
calculator. Many calculators will perform basic statistical
functions, but these functions are not necessary for this class.
If you calcluator has an "S" above one of the keys, it probably has
statistical functions. If you are going to buy a new
calculator, I would recommend the Texas Instruments BA-II or BA-II
Plus, or the TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, or TI-84 Plus Silver.
The TI-89 series is too much. Unless you're a serious geek, I
don't recommend it.