STATS 408 - Statistical Principles for Problem Solving: A Systems Approach
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Statistics (STATS)
Department: LSA Statistics
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#### Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Other:
Honors
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in STATS 170.
High school algebra.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

#### Description

Our purpose is to help students use quantitative reasoning to facilitate learning. Specifically, we introduce statistical and mathematical principles, and then use these as analogues in a variety of real world situations. The notion of a system, a collection of components that come together repeatedly for a purpose, provides an excellent framework to describe many real world phenomena and provides a way to view the quality of an inferential process.

Evaluation is focused on clear writing that illustrates understanding of the theory by providing new applications of the theory. Points are obtained from four activities: a journal (max 20 points); test score (max 30 points); and discussion section leader bonus (max 5 additional points).

TEXTBOOKS:

• Theory of Constraints, E. Goldratt, Northriver Press;
• The Goal, E. Goldratt, Northriver Press;
• The Fifth Discipline, Peter M. Senge, Doubleday Currency; and
• The New Economics for Industry Government Education, W. Edwards Deming, 2nd Edition, MIT.

#### Schedule

STATS 408 - Statistical Principles for Problem Solving: A Systems Approach
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)

13224
Open
49

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 MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM 1528 CCL
002 (LAB)
P
13225
Open
4

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 Tu 8:30AM - 10:00AM 213 DENN
003 (LAB)
P
21401
Open
13

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 Th 8:30AM - 10:00AM 221 DENN
004 (LAB)
P
21402
Closed
0

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 Tu 2:30PM - 4:00PM 237 DENN

#### Textbooks/Other Materials

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