**Course Description:**
This course introduces essential research tools in business. Topics include descriptive statistics of central tendency and variability and hypotheses testing statistical analysis using correlation, analysis of variance, and regression. Problems use applications from business cases, marketing research, and economic policy. Prerequisite(s): BUS105

**Required Texts and Materials: **
Statistics for Business. Third Edition. Robert Stine & Dean Foster. Pearson Publishing. ISBN-10 0-13-449716-3

Stephanie Rosenthal

Chatham University

Falk 116C

Office Hours: by appointment

s.rosenthal@chatham.edu

Homeworks will be posted on Fridays and due the following week unless otherwise stated.

Homework 1: Due 1/12. Chapter 2: 1-10, 21-25

Homework 2: Due 1/19. Chapter 4: 1-10, 27, 30, 40, 46 and Chapter 5: 1-10, 33, 35

Homework 3: Due 1/26. Chapter 7: 25, 26, 28, 37, 43 and Chapter 8: 1-6, 21-26

Homework 4: Due 2/9. Chapter 9: 1-8, 21-25 and Chapter 10: 1-10, 23-25

Homework 5: Due 2/16. Chapter 11: 1-10, 23-25, 27-29

Homework 6: Due 2/23. Chapter 12: 1-10, 25, 26, 29, 30

Homework 7: Due 3/2. Chapter 13: 1-10, 21-26

Homework 8: Due 3/16. Chapter 15: 21, 27, 28, 31, 32

Homework 9: Due 4/6. Chapter 17: 1-10, 21-24 and Chapter 26: 1-10, 27, 28

Homework 10: Due 4/18. Chapter 18: 1-10, 26, 33, 34 and Chapter 19: 1-10, 28-33

Activities will be posted on Fridays and due at the end of class unless otherwise stated.

Activity 1: Due 1/12.

Activity 2: Due 1/19.

Activity 3: Due 1/26.

Activity 4: Due 2/9.

Activity 5: Due 2/16.

Activity 6: Due 2/23.

Activity 7: Due 3/2.

Activity 8: Due 3/16.

Activity 9: Due 4/6.

Activity 10: Due 4/18.

1/1: No Class

1/3: Overview of Statistics

1/5: Data and Datasets

1/8: Graphical Descriptions

1/10: Numerical Descriptions

1/12: Homework 1 Due

In-Class Activity 1

1/15: No Class

1/17: Calculating Probabilities

1/19: Homework 2 Due

In-Class Activity 2

1/22: Laws of Probability

1/24: Random Variables

1/26: Homework 3 due

In-Class Activity 3

1/29: Discrete Variables

1/31: Review

2/2: EXAM I

2/5: Expected Value

2/7: Probability Distributions

2/9: Homework 4 due

In-Class Activity 4

2/12: Expected Value

2/14: Probability Distributions

2/16: Homework 5 due

In-Class Activity 5

2/19: No Class

2/21: Sampling

2/23: Homework 6 due

In-Class Activity 6

2/26: Confidence Intervals

2/28: Sample Size

3/2: Homework 7 due

In-Class Activity 7

3/5: Spring Break

3/7: Spring Break

3/9: Spring Break

3/12: Statistical testing

3/14: Inference and Errors

3/16: Homework 8 due

In-Class Activity 8

3/19: Comparing populations

3/21: Review

3/23: Exam II

3/26: Least squares estimators

3/28: Linear regression

3/30: Computer Activity

4/2: t-tests

4/4: ANOVA

4/6: Homework 9 due

In-Class Activity 9

4/9: Categorical Data

4/11: Chi-Square Tests

4/13: Computer Activity

4/16: Computer Activity

4/18: Homework 10 due

In-Class Activity 10

4/20:Final Exam Review

Final Exam (Exam III)

Stephanie Rosenthal

Chatham University

Falk 116C

Office Hours: by appointment

s.rosenthal@chatham.edu