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Kyungdong University-Global Campus SYLLABUS Probability and Statistics Fall Semester 2017 Dr. Baseem Al-athwari , Ph.D.

Kyungdong University-Global Campus


Probability and Statistics

Fall Semester 2017

Dr. Baseem Al-athwari , Ph.D. Professor Office Location: Seondeok-4th Floor- 3414 Email Address: Kakao Account: Baseem Mobile No.: (+82) 10 5784-0144 Office Telephone No.: 033 639 0219 Consultation/Office Time:

Monday & Wednesday 2:00-4:00


The purpose of this course is to introduce students to basic concepts and techniques in probability and statistics. It provides an overview of basic probability distributions, such as binomial distribution, normal distribution, and sample distributions. It will help students to be familiar with statistical methodologies for the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, such as interval estimation, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, categorical data analysis, and analysis of variance which can be sued to solve actual statistical problems encountered in various sciences.


1. Understand and apply statistical techniques and numerical measures which can be used in describing and representing data

2. Understand probability theory

3. Understand hypothesis testing theory

4. Understand statistical methodologies such as analysis of variance, and regression analysis, which can be sued to solve actual statistical problems encountered in various sciences

III. CONTENT: (Tentative Course Schedule)





Chapter 1: Introduction to statistics

Introduction and

getting to know each



Chapter 2: Describing Data: Frequency Distributions, and Graphic Presentation



Chapter 3: Describing Data: Numerical Measures



Chapter 4: Describing Data: Displaying and Exploring Data

Exercises & Quiz


Chapter 5: A survey of Probability




Chapter 6: Discrete Probability Distributions

Exercises & Quiz


Chapter 7: Continuous Probability Distributions

Review for Midterm Exam



Midterm Exam


Chapter 8: Sampling Methods and the Central Limit Theorem



Chapter 9: Estimation and Confidence Intervals



Chapter 10: One-sample Tests of Hypothesis

Exercises & Quiz


Chapter 11: Two-sample Tests of Hypothesis



Chapter 12: Analysis of Variance



Chapter 13: Correlation and Linear Regression

Exercises & Quiz


Chapter 14: Multiple Regression Analysis

Review for Final Exam



Final Exam


Classroom lectures

Reading of assignments

Discussion of

Solving problems

Posting of concepts

quizzes, and exercises




Midterm Exams:


Final Exams:











Class Organization

The class is organized as a series of lectures, quizzes at the end of each lecture, tutorials, and homework assignments. Quizzes and homework assignments help students to practice how to apply the statistical concepts and techniques learned during the lectures. During the tutorial classes, we will use many exercises and examples that relate to actual statistical



a. In order to receive a passing grade, a student should comply the mandatory requirements of the subject such as:

1. Attendance at lectures and tutorial classes.

2. Submission of assignments, quizzes, class participation and final requirement

3. Passed all major examinations.

b. Attendance Policy:

a. Attendance is required to successfully complete this course. Attendance will be checked before we started the lecture.

b. Students are expected to attend 16 weeks of classes including two exams.

c. Note that (3) three tardiness (1 minute late) is equivalent to 1 absent. Students who exceeded the allowed number of absences (4 absences) will be dropped from the class and will be given a grade of FA.

d. Class will start on time so if you are running late, do not feel you should skip the class. Please come in quietly and take your seat.

e. Leaving class early is discouraged. If, for some reason, you must leave class early, please tell me before the class starts.

c. Assignment Policy:

a. Homework is assigned for every class. It gives students benefit to practice what they have learned in the lecture.

b. No collaboration is allowed for the homework assignments.

c. Quizzes and homework assignments are handed back in class and must carry the student’s name and ID number on each submitted page.

d. Homework submissions will be due to the beginning of the class on the due date. I will not accept any delayed homework under any circumstances. No submissions after 10 minutes of lecture of the due date will be accepted

e. If students have questions about how to solve the quiz or homework assignment after submitting their solutions, we may use class time to cover the homework.

f. Students are in charge for all class work, lectures and assignments covered during absences from class. If absent, student should contact me immediately to receive notes and assignments.

d. Quizzes Policy

a. Quizzes will generally be done in class but it can be also done at home.

b. In order not to miss the quiz, students are will advised not to arrive late. If the quiz is in-class quiz and you arrive late you will not be able to take the quiz at the end of the class.

c. Quizzes may be pre-announced in advance or without any preannouncement.

d. Each quiz has a limited time and will cover anything discussed or assigned since the last quiz.

e. There will be approximately 10 quizzes during the semester. If you miss a quiz you will receive ZERO for that quiz. There is no alternate or “make-up”.

f. In case of in-class quiz, student should not leave the class after taking the quiz. Otherwise his quiz will be discarded.

e. Exam Policy:

a. Students are required to take the exam as scheduled. Everyone is expected to follow the instructions.

b. No compensating exams will be available for the midterm and final exams except for those with valid reason (such as Doctor’s note on their conditions).

c. Exams are closed book exams. Students are not allowed to bring any lecture notes or materials related to the course.

d. In terms of the questions that will be asked in the exams, students may expect any questions that cover any material presented in the lecture notes, homework assignments, and problem sets.

e. All exams, and homework assignments results must be the student’s own work. Any unauthorized collaboration on homework assignments or any plagiarism will result in no credit and will be subject to further actions under KDU’s statements on academic integrity.


1. Cheating in all course works such as quizzes, examinations and written reports are STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED. Anyone caught violating this rule shall be given a grade of 0 and shall be reported as an academic misdemeanor.

2. Plagiarism is an offense against the work of the author. No one is allowed to copy the work of anyone, those written in the book or other printed materials and internet based resources. Anyone caught violating this rule shall be given a grade of 0 and shall be reported as an academic misdemeanor.

XII. Calculator

Each student should bring his own calculator to the class. Students are not allowed to ask the calculator from each other during the exams. Any calculator that can compute powers such as

the exams. Any calculator that can compute powers such as will be sufficient. XIII.Communication Any time

will be sufficient.


Any time you have questions or issues or concern related to class, please either discuss it in the class or come see me during office hours or send me an email or Kakao message. To send me an email, students are required to identify themselves in their emails in order to properly validate their identity. I don’t reply the person who sent me email without his identification. If you need to discuss issues or additional details on the course’s requirements outside my office hours, please let me know in advance and I will manage my time to accommodate your request.

XIV. Class Conduct

a. Laptop and smartphone use during the class is prohibited. Please make sure that your smartphones are off before the class begins. You are not allowed to answer calls or send text message during class. Besides, smartphone are not allowed on your desk during class time, and exams. If your phone emits any sound during class session, you will be asked to leave the classroom and considered absent.

b. Eating during class is prohibited. The classroom is an environment of learning and

gaining knowledge.

Therefore, students are not allowed to bring food, beverage or

snack to class.

c. Sleeping, applying make-up, making noise, and irritating your fellow students should be avoided.


Course Material:

We will use lecture notes. The lecture notes are self -contained. However, the following textbook is primary:

Lind, D. A., Marchal, W. G., & Wathen, S. A. (2012). Statistical techniques in business & economics (15th ed.). New York: Mcgraw-Hill Irwin.

The lecture notes are mostly based on this book. The relevant chapters are indicated in the course schedule. Students can use this book as background reading to understand the course material. However, some slides or notes that I will go over in class might be prepared from another resources.










Bulmer (1979), Principles of Statistics, Dover .


Ed., South-Western