Course Name: Basic Statistics II course Number: math 203



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Baton Rouge Community College

Academic Affairs Master Syllabus



Date Approved or Revised: June 19, 2012


Course Name: Basic Statistics II

Course Number: MATH 203



Lecture Hrs. 3 Lab Hrs. 0 Credit Hrs. 3

Course Description: Provides brief review of Math 202; data analysis (including computer applications) and interpretation using correlation and simple regression, multiple regression, analysis of variance; analytical approaches to decision making using linear programming; and decision analysis.
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test score or MATH 202 (with a grade of C or higher)

Co-requisites: None
Suggested Enrollment Cap: 30
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understanding and demonstrate the Hypothesis Testing – apply the five step process, mean, proportions, standard deviation, variance, difference of two means and two proportions

  2. Compute the equation of the regression line, the coefficient of determination, the standard error of the estimate and correlation coefficient. The student will find a prediction interval;

  3. Test a distribution for goodness of fit, two variables for independence, and proportions for homogeneity using chi-square;

  4. Use the one-way ANOVA technique to determine if there is a significant difference among three or more means;

  5. Use nonparametric tests for statistical inference


General Education Learning Outcomes: This course supports the development of competency in the following areas. Students will:

  1. Understand, analyze and evaluate readings from a variety of texts and apply that learning to academic, personal and professional contexts;

  2. Think critically, collect evidence (statistics, examples, testimony) and make decisions based on the evidence, comprehend and analyze texts, and solve problems using methods of critical and scientific inquiry;

  3. comprehend and apply quantitative concepts and methods to interpret and critically evaluate data and to problem-solve in a variety of contexts demanding quantitative literacy;



Assessment Measures:



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Expanded Course Outline:


  1. Review of Math 202

    1. Properties of normal distribution

    2. Standard Normal distribution

    3. Central Limit theorem




  1. Confidence Intervals and Sample Size

    1. Confidence intervals for the mean and sample size(n>=30)

    2. Confidence intervals for the mean and sample size(n<30)




  1. Hypothesis Testing

    1. Steps in hypothesis testing

    2. Z-test for a mean

    3. T-test for a mean

    4. Z-test for a proportion




  1. Correlation and Regression

    1. Scatter Plots

    2. Correlation

    3. Regression

    4. Prediction interval

    5. Multiple regression

  2. Chi Square Tests

    1. Goodness of Fit Test

    2. Test of Independence and Homogeneity




  1. Analysis of Variance

    1. One-way ANOVA

    2. Two –way ANOVA




  1. Nonparametric Statistics

    1. Nonparametric methods

    2. The sign test

    3. The Wilcoxon Rank sum test



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