House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

PSYC-2317-50 (Intro Statistical Methods)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorCarona, Ken M.
Phone(409) 984-6576
Business, Math, and Science
Chair:Glenda Dupuis
Telephone:(409) 984-6316
Hours:as needed
Building:Educational Annex (PAEA)
Room #:111
Course Information
Course ID #10137
Course Subject-Number-SectionPSYC-2317-50
Course TitleIntro Statistical Methods
Course Description Statistical concepts used in behavioral science research, as applied to problems of human interest. Topics include graphs, measures of position, central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression, probability, tests of significance and introduction of nonparametric techniques
Course Prerequisites Math 1314
Required Textbooks The Basics of Introductory Statistics, Revised Second Edition (2004), Walker, Esser and Kirk. ISBN: 1-58152-317-3.
Learning Objectives Recognize or recall specific facts, terminology, and principles in statistics.

2. Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts relating to descriptive and inferential statistics, correlation and regression, tests of significance, and non-parametric techniques.

3. Interpret various types of data and go beyond the given data to determine implications and consequences.

4. Perform statistical calculations.

Major Assignments Practice calcluation assignments and exams
Discussion Topics None
Attendance Policy The more classes you attend, the more likely it will be for you to experience success in learning. I STRONGLY recommend regular attendance. If you miss a class, get notes on what you missed in your absence from another student. Some material covered in class may not be in the textbook and may be covered by the exams. ATTENDANCE WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED IN THIS COURSE!!
Determination of Final Grade Your final grade will be based on the number of points you earn in the course. Earned points will be from exams. The course grade will be calculated using a percentage of the 400 graded points total as follows:

A                360 and above                90% and above

B                320- 359                80%

C                280 - 319                70%

D                240 - 279                60%

F                239 and below         59% and below

Final Exam Date May 16, 2011 - 5:00 PM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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