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Statistics 2023 
Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics 
Summer 2001


Name: Christopher R. Bilder, Ph.D.
Office: MSCS 301G
Office hours: M-F 10:30-11AM and by appointment.   
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The Statistics Learning and Instructional Center, SLIC, provides a place for you to get help and ask questions.  SLIC is located in MS 326 and is open at 9:30-10:30AM M-F and 4-5PM M-R. Scott Stewart, GTA in the Department of Statistics, will be in the room at these times to offer help with homework, Excel, or other STAT 2023 items.  Scott will NOT do your homework or projects for you!  There is one computer with Excel available in the room in case you have Excel related questions.     


Kvanli, Alan H., Pavur, Robert J., and Guynes, C. Stephen (2000). Introduction to Business Statistics: A Computer Integrated, Data Analysis Approach (5th edition). Cincinnati, Ohio: South-Western College Publishing.


 Grades will be based upon the following:  

  Percent of grade
1 Comprehensive Final   25%
3 Tests (lowest score dropped)   50%
Projects, Quizzes, etc...   25%

Grading Scale:

A 90-100%
B 80-89%
C 70-79%
D 60-69%
F Below 60%

A project completed in an unreadable or unprofessional manner will be returned to the student.  The project may be redone and turned in again; however, points will be deducted from the grade.  No late projects, quizzes, etc. will be accepted.

If you miss a test:  

Since your lowest test score is dropped, your first missed test is your drop test.  If you miss more than one test, come to my office to discuss the situation.  Bring any documented proof needed to support your case.  No “make-up” quizzes are allowed for students missing class.  If you miss a quiz, the lost points may be recovered by doing the extra credit on projects.

Note that this policy includes class absences that are “university excused” or due to extenuating circumstances. 

Computer usage

The computer software package, Excel, will be used extensively to do calculations in this class. Excel is available in all university computer labs. All projects must be completed using Excel. Projects completed using other software packages will not be accepted. 

 Final exam  

The final exam is scheduled for 11AM-1PM on Friday, July 6.

 How to be successful in this course

To be successful in this course, I strongly suggest that you should:

  1. Take all exams

  2. Complete all projects

  3. Understand the material in the course lecture notes

  4. Understand how to do all Excel calculations discussed during class

  5. Complete all homework

  6. Read the corresponding sections of the textbook as we cover the course material

If you have problems with completing any of the above, please ask questions in class or stop by during my office hours.



© 2001 Christopher R. Bilder