Statistics Peru State College 
Phone: Work: 2942821 Cell: 2508987 Fax: 2939672 Office Hours: By Appointment Only Email: Work: Paul.McCrone@afwa.af.mil School: pmccrone@oakmail.peru.edu 
NOTE:
These
lessons may be used by "inclass" students, but are intended mainly for
**INTERNET STUDENTS **
Links to the material and homework for:

A. Introduction:
This course is a general introduction to the field of statistics and
its application to business, engineering, the sciences, economics, and
education. A study of methods of data collection and interpretation, frequency
distributions, probability theory, hypothesis testing, and correlation/regression.
B. Prerequisites:
None (for in class students). A basic knowledge of mathematics and
a willingness to learn are required.
The above statement I assume that internet based students are fully selfsufficient it algebra. In fact, Past experience has taught me that it is impossible for me to provide remedial instruction in basic algebraic concepts. Actually, as an internet based student, you must be aware that I expect you to essentially be your own instructor. This material often calls for highly graphics oriented explanation (i.e. I can't tell you how to do this without drawing it on a chalkboard). Therefore, it is incumbent upon the internet student to really 'do your homework' and learn this for yourself. This will call for additional selfdiscipline on your part, and may cause you to look for (and borrow/buy) other statistics study guides that will help you. If you feel that this is not a realistic expectation for you, then please contact Ms. Laura Roberts at the Offutt AFB Peru State office at (402) 2931764. Her email is: lroberts@bobcat.peru.edu 
For internet based students: The above statement is clearly intended for 'inclass' conventional students. There will not be regularly scheduled class meeting times for internet students. I will attempt to answer your questions as best as I can. Realize that it is difficult to provide instruction on this material over the internet. Please be sure to use my class notes on this web page. REMEMBER: you are responsible to teach yourself. I am here to give you guidance, answer SPECIFIC questions, administer tests, and grade them. 
Inclass Information:
Class Time: Thursday at 6:30pm to 8:30pm Room: Room #4, Peru annex, Laplatte Nebraska during in class sessions. NOTE for Online Students : I am offering Special help sessions at Peru Annex in LaPlatte, NE. Please come if you need help. 
F. Attendance Policy:
I am required to take attendance at each class meeting. Therefore,
I highly encourage all students to attend all scheduled classes. For military
and civil service members, I will attempt to work with you as best as possible
in the event of unavoidable Temporary Duty (TDY) situations. Please speak
to me about these on a casebycase basis. If you know of a TDY in advance,
then let me know ASAP, so we can work out a plan. Quizzes are given periodically
throughout the course, and I do not plan to give makeup quizzes. In the
event of TDY, I will not count such a quiz against your final grade. All
quizzes will be based on lecture, homework, and assigned readings.
Ultimately, whether you attend is up to you, however, I will hold you responsible
for ALL the material I cover in class.
Course Material
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Computational Equipment:
Software:


NOTE:
All references to the Bluman ("MM") text are in BLACK
(All statistics students)
Disregard References to any other text
books
Dates (approx.)  Lesson  Lesson Topic(s)  Resources/Notes 
May, 2007  Introduction
MM Chapters 1 & 3 Smith Chapters 1 & 2 


May, 2007  MM Chapter 1
Smith Chapter 3 


May, 2007
November 08, 2000 
MM Chapter 4
No Reading in the SMITH TEXT (This text does not cover probabilty at all). See my web site for guidance 


June, 2007  MIDTERM EXAM  A special video tape can be made available upon student request to help with study.  
June, 2007  MM Chapter 5
MM Chapter 1, Section 1.3 SMITH Chapter 5 


June, 2007  MM Chapter 6
SMITH Chapter 6 


June, 2007  MM Chapter 2
SMITH Chapter 11 

NO LINK READ THE TEXT 
Late June, 2007  Any left over items  Any left over items  Review for Final Exam  To be Determined 
July, 2007  Review/Final Exam  Review/Final Exam (EXAM DUE TODAY!)  Review/Final Exam 
Grading Philosophy and Expectations:
Course Grading 
What will be the basis for your final grade?
1. Exams: There will be two exams during the course: a
midterm and a final. Although the final will not be comprehensive per se
(it will focus on that material covered after the midterm), you will need
to be familiar with everything you learn in this class to pass the final.
Each exam will receive equal weight.
Percent:  Grade: 
90 to 100  A 
85 to 89  B+ 
80 to 84  B 
75 to 79  C+ 
70 to 74  C 
65 to 69  D+ 
60 to 64  D 
59 and below  F 
Quizzes:  33.333...% 
Midterm:  33.333...% 
Final:  33.333...% 
TOTAL:  100% 
INTERNET STUDENT POLICY ON TEST FEEDBACK: Since many of you have diverse needs and varying scedule conflicts, I have developed the following policy of feedback: I will not tell you the grades of your tests right away. This is done in order to protect.the integrity of the exams/quizzes. In reality, anyone could send me a quiz, get a score back, then "copy/paste" those answers into an email to a friend who is also taking the class. This is, of course, a violation of the Academic Integrity standards for Peru State (see reference below). As a result, I will only give you feedback if you are struggling with your tests (i.e. getting less than a "B"). I will give you feedback after all the midterms are in, so that you will have a clearer picture of your performance to that point in th class. This has been precoordinated with Peru State. We are aware that this makes your learning experience more difficult, and we are working on a better way to give tests via the internet. Until then, this will have to be the way we proceed.
Academic Integrity Statement:
The Policy initiated by Peru State College concerning academicdishonesty will be followed in this class. Please refer to the Academic Dishonesty section of your catalog on pages 6869.
Disability Policy
Students with special needs are encouraged to make needs known to the
instructor during the first week. Please refer to the Students with Disabilities
Section of your catalog on pages 5051.
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The book I mentioned above is very complete, but many internet students find the above textbook (Statistics 2nd Edition) to be too technical. Look this book over first [before you buy it], and if it is too technical for you, then try the new Schaums books below. They are are written on a simpler level.
You can purchase these at Borders or Barnes and Noble for approx. $17.00. This book will be very useful to internet students, in particular. The Schaums outines can be ourchased at: 
Good Luck!