Senate Document #27
1985-86
APC Document #16
Proposal to Create a New Math Course:
Statistics 185 Statistical Foundations of Quantitative Methods
(4 Credit Hours)
Introduction to the principal statistical methods for
investigating the stochastic elements of organizations. The focus
of the course includes: understanding the methods; selection of
methods appropriate to a process; interpretation of results. Major
topics include: descriptive statistics, discrete and continuous
probability distributions; sampling; statistical inference;
regression methods; non parametric and Bayesian statistics.
Computer based assignments will be used for selected areas.
Advanced placement equivalent to Math 163 or permission of the Math
Department is required.
Rationale:
The management department feels that their students need to
have an improved ability to deal with probability problems
encountered in their future courses or professions. This course is
meant to be more demandign than STAT 125 and puts more emphasis on
probability than STAT 125. Some sections of STAT 125 will continue
to be available for those students whose requirements are satisfied
by the overview of statistical concepts currently given in STAT 125.