MATH 1342
Elementary Statistical Methods - Campus

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description: Collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of data, and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Use of appropriate technology is recommended.
    2. Any required prerequisites:  Students must have successfully completed Math 0303 or have the appropriate placement test score.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes.  Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
    1. Explain the use of data collection and statistics as tools to reach reasonable conclusions.
    2. Recognize, examine and interpret the basic principles of describing and presenting data.
    3. Compute and interpret empirical and theoretical probabilities using the rules of probabilities and combinatorics.
    4. Explain the role of probability in statistics.
    5. Examine, analyze and compare various sampling distributions for both discrete and continuous random variables.
    6. Describe and compute confidence intervals.
    7. Solve linear regression and correlation problems.
    8. Perform hypothesis testing using statistical methods
  3. Testing Requirements
    1. Students are required to take the exams in a proctored setting.
    2. Students are NOT allowed to use their book, notes while testing.  A TI 83 or TI 84 calculator is necessary for testing.
  4. Course Requirements
    1. Students will be required to complete homework, take quizzes and chapter tests, complete projects, and take a comprehensive final exam
    2. Tests 30% - Projects 20% - Homework/Quizzes 20% - Comprehensive Exam 30%
  5. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Required Book:  Elementary Statistics Using the TI-83/84 Plus Calculator 4th Edition by Mario Triola.  ISBN 9780321953841
    2. Calculators: Students must have a TI-83 or a TI-84 calculator
    3. Web Assign: Students must have access to the online homework platform available through Web Assign
  6. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates.  Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2.  Final exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class.
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Class Attendance
    7. Students with disabilities
  7. Course Content

Chapter 1:  Introduction to Statistics

1.1   Review and Preview
1.2   Statistical and Critical Thinking
1.3   Types of Data
1.4   Collecting Sample Date
1.5   Introduction to the TI-83-84 Plus Calculator

Chapter 2:  Summarizing and Graphing Data

2.1   Review and Preview
2.2   Frequency Distributions
2.3   Histograms
2.4   Graphs That Enlighten and Graphs That

Chapter 3:  Statistics for Describing, Exploring, and    
Comparing Data

3.1   Review and Preview
3.2   Measures of Center
3.3   Measures of Variation
3.4   Measures of Relative Standing and Boxplots

Chapter 4: Probability

4.1   Review and Preview
4.2   Basic Concepts of Probability
4.3   Addition Rule
4.4   Multiplication Rule: Basics
4.5   Multiplication Rule: Complements and
Conditional Probability
4.6   Counting

Chapter 5:  Discrete Probability Distributions

5.1   Review and Preview
5.2   Probability Distributions
5.3   Binomial Probability Distributions
5.4   Parameters for Binomial Distributions

Chapter 6:  Normal Probability Distributions

6.1   Review and Preview
6.2   The Standard Normal Distribution
6.3   Applications of Normal Distributions
6.4   Sampling Distributions and Estimators
6.5   The Central Limit Theorem
6.6   Assessing Normality
6.7   Normal as Approximation to Binomial

Chapter 7:  Estimates and Sample Sizes

7.1   Review and Preview
7.2   Estimating a Population Proportion
7.3   Estimating a Population Mean
7.4   Estimating a Population Standard Deviation of

Chapter 8:  Hypothesis Testing

8.1   Review and Preview
8.2   Basics of Hypothesis Testing
8.3   Testing a Claim about a Proportion
8.4   Testing a Claim about a Mean
8.5   Testing a Claim about a Standard Deviation or

Chapter 10:  Correlation and Regression

10.1   Review and Preview
10.2   Correlation
10.3   Regression
10.5   Multiple Regression    

Chapter 12:  Analysis of Variance

12.1   Review and Preview
12.2   One-Way ANOVA
12.3   Two-Way ANOVA




Last Modified: August 22, 2016