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BA 240 - Statistical Analysis

5 CR

Surveys techniques used in decision-making and research. Topics include descriptive and inferential statistics, probability, central tendency, variability, normal and t-distributions, hypothesis testing, and regression. Material has applications in business, health care, etc.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of MATH 138  with a C or better, or placement into MATH 142  or MATH 148  or higher, or permission of the program.

Course Outcomes
  • Present, calculate and interpret:
  • mean, median and mode
  • standard deviation, standard error, variance
  • applications of probability, normal and t-distributions, bell curve analysis
  • confidence intervals and sampling error
  • hypothesis testing
  • z-scores, t-tests, p-values
  • correlation, simple linear regression, time series analysis
  • chi-square
  • Analysis of variance Multiple regression
  • Analyze and evaluate research methodology e.g. gathering of information, sampling, inaccuracies, presentation of information and bias, misleading pitfalls
  • Research, locate and evaluate various data sources via the internet, secondary, tertiary resources, original research publications
  • Define and classify variable types, discrete variable formats, binomials
  • Analyze and appropriately apply statistical procedures to data and types of variables
  • Estimate population parameters with confidence intervals Identify hypothesis setups, appropriate comparisons, type I and II errors
  • Describe and apply the roles of statistics as descriptors versus inferences, prediction Illustrate applied examples and procedures in different fields e.g. bio-med, business, economics, engineering, health professions, nursing, psychology, sociology, social work, others
  • Synthesize procedures, concepts, and applications
  • Interpret and apply meaningfulness of statistics in research studies
  • Demonstrate the use of a statistical package e.g. Excel, SPSS, SAS, Minitab or other
  • Self-assess writing for evidence sequence, focus, organization, style and mechanics Work effectively in teams

GenEd Outcomes: Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning

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