Math 1342 Statistics Information
LSC-CyFair Math Department
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.
Course Learning Outcomes
The student will:
• Explain the use of data collection and statistics as tools to reach reasonable conclusions.
• Recognize, examine and interpret the basic principles of describing and presenting data.
• Compute and interpret empirical and theoretical probabilities using the rules of probabilities and combinatorics.
• Explain the role of probability in statistics.
• Apply the Central Limit Theorem to the sampling process.
• Examine, analyze and compare various sampling distributions for both discrete and continuous random variables.
• Describe and compute confidence intervals.
• Solve linear regression and correlation problems.
• Perform hypothesis testing using statistical methods.
Contact Hour Information
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
External Hours: 0
Total Contact Hours: 48
MATH 0309 or 0310 OR placement by testing;
College level readiness in reading and writing
Textbook: Sullivan, Michael III, Fundamentals of Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data, 4th ed. with MyStatLab Access, Pearson Publishing, 2014,
Required: Students must buy an access code to MyMathLab, an online course management system which includes a complete eBook; students will first need a Course ID provided by the instructor in order to register; online purchase of MyMathLab access at www.mymathlab.com; hard copies of access codes available with ISBN: 9780321694645
Hardbound Text (optional), ISBN: 9780321838704
Hardbound Text + free MyMathLab access, ISBN: 9780321876225
Graphing Calculator required. TI 83, TI 84 or TI 86 series calculators recommended.
Calculators capable of symbolic manipulation will not be allowed on tests. Examples include, but are not limited to, TI 89, TI 92, and Nspire CAS models and HP 48 models.
Neither cell phones nor PDA’s can be used as calculators. Calculators may be cleared before tests.
Chapter 1. Data Collection
1.1 Introduction to the Practice of Statistics
1.2 Observational Studies versus Designed Experiments
1.3 Simple Random Sampling
1.4 Other Effective Sampling Methods
1.5 Bias in Sampling
1.6 The Design of Experiments
Chapter 2. Descriptive Statistics
2.1 Organizing Qualitative Data
2.2 Organizing Quantitative Data: The Popular Displays
2.3 Graphical Misrepresentation of Data
Chapter 3. Numerically Summarizing Data
3.1 Measures of Central Tendency
3.2 Measures of Dispersion
3.4 Measures of Position and Outliers
3.5 The Five Number Summary and Boxplots
Chapter 4. Describing the Relation Between Two Variables
4.1 Scatter Diagrams and Correlation
4.2 Least Squares Regression
Chapter 5. Probability
5.1 Probability Rules
5.2 The Addition Rule and Complements
5.3 Independence and the Multiplication Rule
Chapter 6. Discrete Probability Distributions
6.1 Discrete Random Variables
6.2 The Binomial Probability Distribution
Chapter 7. The Normal Probability Distribution
7.1 Properties of the Normal Distribution
7.2 Applications of the Normal Distribution
7.3 Assessing Normality
Chapter 8. Sampling Distributions
8.1 Distribution of the Sample Mean
8.2 Distribution of the Sample Proportion
Chapter 9. Estimating the Value of a Parameter
9.1 Estimating a Population Proportion
9.2 Estimating a Population Mean
9.3 Putting it All Together: Which Procedure Do I Use?
Chapter 10. Hypothesis Tests Regarding a Parameter
10.1 The Language of Hypothesis Testing
10.2 Hypothesis Tests for a Population Proportion
10.3 Hypothesis Tests for a Population Mean
10.4 Putting it All Together: Which Method Do I Use?
Chapter 11. Inference on Two Samples
(Cover a Selection of Topics from this Chapter as Time Permits)
11.1 Inference About Two Population Proportions
11.2 Inference About Two Means: Dependent Samples
11.3 Inference About Two Means: Independent Samples
Alternate Textbook (Dr. Gamber's Classes Only): Sullivan, Interactive Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data.
MyStatLab Access Kit ISBN: 9780321782595
Optional Guided Notebook Plus Access Kit: 9780134081229