Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics
Name: Christopher R. Bilder, Ph.D.
Office: MSCS 301G
Office hours: M-F 10:30-11AM and by
Personal website: www.chrisbilder.com
STAT 2023 website: http://statistics.okstate.edu/bilder/stat2023
The Statistics Learning and Instructional Center, SLIC, provides a place for you to get help and ask
questions. SLIC is located in MS 326 and is open at 9:30-10:30AM
M-F and 4-5PM M-R. Scott Stewart,
GTA in the Department of Statistics, will be in the room at these times
to offer help with homework, Excel, or other STAT 2023 items.
Scott will NOT do your homework or projects for you! There is one
computer with Excel available in the room in case you have Excel related
Kvanli, Alan H., Pavur, Robert J., and Guynes, C. Stephen (2000). Introduction to Business Statistics: A Computer Integrated, Data Analysis Approach (5th edition). Cincinnati, Ohio: South-Western College Publishing.
Grades will be based upon the following:
||Percent of grade
|1 Comprehensive Final
|3 Tests (lowest score dropped)
|Projects, Quizzes, etc...
A project completed in an
unreadable or unprofessional manner will be returned to the student.
The project may be redone and turned in again; however, points will be
deducted from the grade. No late
projects, quizzes, etc. will be accepted.
If you miss a test:
Since your lowest test score is dropped, your first
missed test is your drop test. If
you miss more than one test, come to my office to discuss the situation. Bring any documented proof needed to support your case.
No “make-up” quizzes are allowed for students missing class.
If you miss a quiz, the lost points may be recovered by doing the extra
credit on projects.
Note that this policy includes
class absences that are “university excused” or due to extenuating
The computer software package, Excel, will be used extensively to do calculations in this class. Excel is available in all university computer labs. All projects must be completed using Excel. Projects completed using other software packages will not be accepted.
The final exam is scheduled for 11AM-1PM on Friday, July 6.
to be successful in this course
be successful in this course, I strongly suggest that you should:
Complete all projects
the material in the course lecture notes
how to do all Excel calculations discussed during class
the corresponding sections of the textbook as we cover the course material
you have problems with completing any of the above, please ask questions in
class or stop by during my office hours.