MATH 156: Introduction to Statistics
An introductory level course for non-mathematics majors who need or desire a working knowledge of statistics. This course is oriented towards all fields in which statistics finds applications. Topics include: summarizing data, probability, normal and binomial distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and correlation.
Prereq: MATH 012 or MATH 023 with a grade of C or higher, or Mathematics placement requiring no remediation. ENGL 095 with a grade of C or higher, or English placement requiring no remediation.
Required Text and Other Materials
In this course, you will be required to use different technologies and resources to complete problems more efficiently. Use of a TI-84Plus/TI-83Plus calculator is recommended. Your text resources include technology guides for TI-84Plus/TI-83Plus, MINITAB, Microsoft Excel, and SPSS. These guides give specific hints for using the technologies, and also provide lab activities to help as you explore various statistical concepts.
General Education Goals
Evaluation of Student
Statement of Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the use of another writer’s words or ideas without disclosure of the source. All essays and papers submitted by students for credit in all courses at Ocean County College must make honest and full disclosure of any sources used, including but not limited to books, print articles, films, and other media, the Internet, and professional or non-professional co- writers. Failure to make full disclosure of sources will subject students to penalties prescribed by Plagiarism Policy #5180
Plagiarism means taking words or ideas from a source without documenting them.
Any words (even one or two) taken from a source and included in your own work need to be in quotation marks and documented. There may exceptions to this (common knowledge), but when in doubt, use quotation marks and document or check with your instructor
When you get an idea from source, be it from an article, lecture, person, etc., it must be documented – even if you put it in your own words (and if you use the same words, they must be in quotation marks)
The person, book, article from which you obtained information Documenting
Following a particular documentation/citation style such as MLA or APA to let the reader know where you acquired your information
At Ocean County College, academic dishonesty is not only considered unethical, but additionally, it is a detriment to student success both in college and afterwards. Each course offered at Ocean County College is outlined in a course description and an important part of this document is the “Course Objectives.” Course objectives are the benefits that are earned by the student for having taken the course. Academic dishonesty is behavior that impedes mastery of these objectives and leaves the student without the benefit of the course.
Plagiarism may be accidental or blatant and there is even self-plagiarism. Students are held to the same standards whether or not they knew they were plagiarizing or whether or not they were plagiarizing themselves or someone else.
It is the student's obligation to be certain that he or she comprehend the difference between quoting and paraphrasing, The student must also be sure to properly cite any and all material he or she is using from another source.
Deliberate plagiarism is knowingly presenting material in the course as your own. This type of academic dishonesty is not limited only to papers, but can be in discussion boards, exams, quizzes, e-mails, presentations, or any other work created for the course. This includes turning in borrowed or bought research papers as one's own.
Submitting a whole or portions of a paper that was previously used in any other capacity is plagiarism even if the student is the author of the original paper. Be certain that your work is not only original for each assignment, but also created specifically for the course you are submitting it to. “Recycling” your old papers is plagiarism.
Statement of Civility
The Statement of Civility can also be found on our Campus Civility page.
Ocean County College defines civility primarily as the demonstration of respect for others, basic courtesy, reciprocity (treating others as we wish to be treated), and behaviors that create a positive environment in which to learn and to work.
The Trustees of the College and the College Administration set the tone for civil behavior through their professional conduct and through their leadership of the institution. All members of the college community create a positive environment characterized by considerate and principled conduct.
While no civility statement can guarantee considerate and principled conduct, the values set forth herewith represent institutional ideals and should serve as guide post:
These ideals are consistently modeled by those in leadership positions-in the administration, staff, faculty, and student body-and should provide direction for all members of the college community.
Campus Resources and Services
Tutoring is available online accessible from your course menu. You will have an initial two-hour block of time in which you can always add more. Additional resources available to you are the OCC Counseling Center, and Library.
Statement of Accommodation
If there is any student in this class who has special needs because of learning disabilities or other kinds of disabilities, please feel free to discuss this with your professor or a staff member in the Center for Student Success at 732-255-0456.
Reasonable academic adjustments (also known as classroom and testing accommodations) are those changes that will minimize or eliminate the impact of a disability and allow equal access to information presented. In a collaborative process, the DS staff and the student will develop an ADA/504 Accommodation Plan for reasonable and appropriate accommodations that are supported by the documentation of disability provided by the student.
Examples of some academic accommodations are:
For more information and how to apply for an Accommodation, please visit the Accomodations page.
Ocean County College reserves the right to alter syllabi without prior notification. Please contact your instructor if you have any questions regarding syllabi content.
All individuals should not assume that anything received, sent, or stored in this course or in any course is private. Students' written work, assignments, and test results may be used anonymously for college assessment purposes. Course content, support materials, and communications (including chats, discussions, emails, and any other forms of communication) may be used for quality assurance purposes by authorized college administrators.
Office 365 is the official email communication for students at OCC (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Failure to pay for this course may result in being dropped for non-payment.
Rules for Online Netiquette
In all course communications, treat others how you would like to be treated. Keep in mind that people have different senses of humor, come from various backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and upbringings. By always following the points below, you are communicating respectfully and you’re more likely to receive a positive response:
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, which became effective November 19, 1974 sets out requirements designed to protect the privacy of students.