**FomGT250.6**

**Instructor**: Paola Sebastiani

**Text****:** Hildebrand and Ott: Basic
Statistical Ideas for Managers, Duxbury Press

**Classes****:** TuTh: 9:30-10:45 LGRT 319

**Office**: LGRT, 1436

**Email****:** sebas@math.umass.edu

**Web
page****:** http://www.math.umass.edu/~sebas/index.html

**Midterm****:** Tuesday, March 27, 6:30. Makeups require an
official excuse.

**Course
Material****:** We will cover chapters 8, 9 (9.1, 9.3, 9.5,
9.6) 10 (10.1, 10.3), 11, 12 and 13 of your text. This material includes
hypothesis testing on the parameters of one population, comparisons of two
populations, analysis of variance and regression. I will prepare handouts for
each chapter, and extra exercises with solutions. Handouts/exercises will
usually not be distributed in class. I will put them on the web, at the address

http://www.math.umass.edu/~sebas/fomgt250/index.html/fomgt250

as pdf files, and inform you by email when new material is available. It is your responsability to download the course material from the course web page and print it out.

**Course
Mailing List:** I will inform
you of new materials/ deadline etc by email. If you want to receive course
updating by email, you need to subscribe this mailing list. To do this, send me
an email message at the address sebas@math.umass.edu, and specify your name, and
code.

**Grading:** There
will be 400 possible points, divided as follows:

Homework +
Project: 100; Midterm 80; 5 Quizzes 100; Final 120. **The
final will be cumulative.**

Grades will be assigned according to this scale:

0-49: F; 50-59: D; 60-64: CD; 65-74: C; 75-79: BC; 80-84: B; 85-89: AB; 90--100 A

**Homework:** You will have weekly homework assignments
containing both written work and computing work to be done with Minitab.
Homeworks must be handed in by 5pm of the given due date. Homework can be handed
in at the end of class in the given due date.

**Quizzes:** There will be about 5 in class quizzes. I
will announce them well in advance and post them on the web page for this
course. **There will be no makeups for missed
quizzes.**

**Project:** Details of the project will be posted
later.