BADM 528 2013 Fall Syllabus

Topics: Statistical hypothesis testing, Null hypothesis, Scientific method, Statistical inference, Statistics, Research / Pages: 11 (2736 words) / Published: Nov 1st, 2013
Karen Russo Donovan, Ph.D.
West Virginia University

BADM 522
CRN: 52861
Business Research/Statistics
Summer 2013

Tuesday, Thursday 8:30am – 11:20am

Dr. Karen Russo Donovan
448 College of Business & Economics
Office Phone:
Office Hours::
After class and by appointment


Course Description: The primary objective of this course is to expose you to issues involved in business research and statistics. Statistical analysis is important to businesses and provides the foundation for decision making. Dealing with data is an everyday occurrence for business professionals. This course will address how to get information from data and will cover describing data and relationships, probability, confidence interval estimation, and hypothesis testing among other topics.

Class Objectives: 1. Students will be able to make data-driven, fact-based decision making using statistical techniques and principles.

2. Students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate research reports and studies which rely on business research.

3. Students will be conduct empirical business research and make a recommendation based on this research.

Class Format: Class will include a combination of lecture, discussion, exercises, and small group projects.


Anderson, Sweeney and Williams (2011). Essentials of Statistics for Business and Economics, 6th edition. Thomson-Southwest Publishing: ISBN: 13: 978-0-538-75457-6

Class slides and exercises available on e-Campus.


The course is designed for classroom activity. You are expected to be on time, attend all classes, and be prepared for participation in the classroom discussion and with your team assignments. . Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class session and out of class activity. This is a

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