This four-credit-hour, one-semester online course is designed to offer the same major subject and content areas as a traditional statistics course, but differs in that an emphasis is placed on application. Students will explore data sets and challenges from several disciplines, including health professions, education, sports science, and business, to make the course relevant to their specific needs and interests.
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Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
On the course start date, students will have access to orientation. This must be completed to be able to gain access to the first module in the course. Students must complete the first module to gain access to the next one. We recommend that students spend about 15 hours per week to complete a course in 16 weeks. When trying to complete the course in less than 16 weeks, we typically see students do this successfully within 12-14 weeks. Instructors will be timely in grading and feedback, but it will not be instant.
Each week, this course will present you with:
This is a challenging course, and regular contact with your professor is strongly encouraged.
This course is designed to take 16 weeks to complete. A detailed “16 Week Timeline” is on Blackboard so that you can stay on track.
Each week (except for the Midterm and Final Exam weeks) includes a graded set of homework questions related to that week’s concepts and skills. Before you attempt the homework, we strongly encourage you to complete the self-test questions included in each week. Use these ungraded self-assessments to guide your study and practice.
Regularly throughout the course you will complete a section of a large, research-based project. This project will ask you to step into the shoes of a research statistician who has been asked to analyze the data collected by a research team. Through the five parts of the project, you will gain first-hand experience using statistical analysis and reasoning to generate meaningful conclusions from large data sets.
Posting to a Discussion Board can be exciting. You are interacting with your peers, sharing your thoughts, opinions, questions, and observations, and reading about others’ experiences as well. This is where you get to know your fellow classmates, build and maintain your connections, and even learn a thing or two! In this course, you will use the discussion boards to explore the topics, challenges, and ambiguities of statistical analysis and reasoning. Every two weeks you will choose two discussion topics to explore, and will post your responses on the online discussion board. On the following weeks you will return to the discussion board and read and respond to your classmates’ posts.
There will be two proctored exams. The Midterm Exam (in week 8) will cover Chapters 1-6 and Chapters 8-10. The Final Exam (in week 16) will cover material from the entire course. You will have three hours to complete each exam. You may use your scientific calculator (not a calculator app on your phone or tablet) and a UNE authorized whiteboard. You must show your proctor that your whiteboard is clear at the beginning of your testing session, and you must erase your whiteboard in front of the proctor before disconnecting from your session. If you do not do this, your exam will not be credited. These exams are closed for review. You will not be able to review this exam at any time. Please contact your instructor for specific feedback. You will need to schedule each exam with our online proctoring system, ProctorU. You must purchase the official UNE External Webcam to take your proctored examinations. Remember to order your webcam at least three weeks prior to scheduling your first proctored exam.
For all exams, you must review the Proctored Examinations information and requirements in the Policies section of this syllabus.
Your grade in this course will be determined by the following criteria:
|Midterm Exam (must be proctored)||20%|
|Final Exam (must be proctored)||25%|
|Course Project (in 5 parts)||25%|
|Grade||Grade Point||Grade Point Average|
Introduction & The SPINE of Statistics
The Phoenix of Statistics & SPSS
Exploring Data with Graphs and Project: Part 1
The Beast of Bias
The Linear Model and Regression
Comparing Two Means and Project: Part 2
Comparing Several Independent Means
Comparing Means Adjusted for Other Predictors and Project: Part 3
Mixed Designs and Project: Part 4
Categorical Outcomes 1: Chi-Square and Logilinear Analysis
Categorical Outcomes 2: Logistic Regression
Proctored Final Exam and Project Part 5
|End of course||
We created the UNE Online Student Portal, specifically for you, to be a useful collection of information to support you as you navigate your online course(s).
From the UNE Online Student Portal, you can access:
The portal also features:
Check Blackboard/Brightspace for specific instructor and support specialist contact information.
Your student service advisor monitors course progression and provides assistance or guidance when needed. They can assist questions regarding ordering course materials, University policies, billing, navigating the course in Blackboard/Brightspace, and more.
The Student Lounge Discussion Board is a designated support forum in which students may engage with each other and grapple with course content. Feel free to post questions, seek clarification, and support each other, but be mindful of UNE's Academic Integrity Policy.
Your instructor will monitor this forum. However, if you are seeking specific and timely answers to questions about course content or your personal grades, please contact your instructor via course messages. For questions about course materials, program policy, and how to navigate and proceed through the course, please contact your Student Service Advisor through the Student Portal.
Any student who would like to request, or ask any questions regarding, academic adjustments or accommodations must contact the Student Access Center at (207) 221-4438 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Student Access Center staff will evaluate the student's documentation and determine eligibility of accommodation(s) through the Student Access Center registration procedure.
The University of New England has contracted with ProctorU to provide students with the most convenient online exam proctoring system. This system provides a simple, no cost to the student, secure, online proctor for exams and allows the student to take all the exams at home and on their own schedule.
Upon enrollment into the course, each student will register with ProctorU and establish a login name and password. This will give the student access to all of ProctorU's services. When ready, students will schedule each of their proctored exams with ProctorU. Exams must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance to avoid fees. Prior to taking their exams, students must be sure that they have downloaded the ProctorU Chrome or Firefox extension and are using the most current version of Chrome or Firefox. They must also be sure their testing site's connection meets the minimum requirements by using ProctorU's "Test It Out" utility.
Upon the exam day and hour, students will log in to ProctorU and click on "exams". After following the procedures outlined at ProctorU's web site, the student will log in to Blackboard/Brightspace and locate their correct exam. The proctor will then allow student access to that exam.
Students must use ProctorU and must follow all proctoring requirements for their exams to be credited.
Proctored exams are not available for review at any time. You will not be able to see the questions, nor the answers you've given, after completing the exams. Please contact your instructor for specific feedback.
Discussion board assignments cover interesting current events or materials related to this course that contribute to a deeper understanding of key concepts and allow you to interact with your classmates and the instructor. Each assignment may require you to conduct internet research, read additional materials (a short journal or magazine article), visit a specific webpage, AND/OR view a short video prior to writing a response following the specific guidelines in the assignment.
To earn full credit: you will need to post a response to the discussion topic, respond to the original posts of at least two other students, and then contribute meaningfully to an ongoing discussion. You will need to post your initial response before you will see any posts from your classmates. Please keep in mind that only this initial response is included in your assignment grade, so make sure you have followed all of the guidelines and written a complete response prior to submitting the post. For special cases where one or two students are accelerating faster through the course, the instructor will participate in the discussion so that everyone has the opportunity to interact.
Please see Blackboard/Brightspace for a full description, along with specific guidelines, for each assignment. Discussion board assignments should be completed, along with all other assignments in the course, in the order that they appear. Due to the course design, you may be unable to take a proctored exam if you do not complete all assignments that appear prior to that exam.
Please also refer to the Grading Policy/Grade Breakdown section of the syllabus to learn the percentage of your grade that each discussion board assignment is worth.
Please review the technical requirements for UNE Online Graduate Programs: https://online.une.edu/online-learning/technical-requirements/
A schedule of lectures and assignments is included in this syllabus. This is, however a self-paced course and you can complete the course in less time.
Please visit this page to review the withdrawal and refund policies.
Students are expected to attempt and complete all graded assignments and proctored exams by the end date of the course. To view the incomplete grade policy, please click here.
Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, only the student may request official transcripts. This may be done online by going to the University of New England Registrar website and following the directions on the page.
To view your unofficial UNE student transcript:
To request your official UNE student transcript:
Please review your Unofficial Transcript prior to requesting an Official Transcript.
After you click Submit Request, your official transcript will be put into the queue to be printed in the Registrar’s Office.
The University of New England values academic integrity in all aspects of the educational experience. Academic dishonesty in any form undermines this standard and devalues the original contributions of others. It is the responsibility of all members of the University community to actively uphold the integrity of the academy; failure to act, for any reason, is not acceptable.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to the following:
Charges of academic dishonesty will be reviewed by the Program Director. Penalties for students found responsible for violations may depend upon the seriousness and circumstances of the violation, the degree of premeditation involved, and/or the student’s previous record of violations. Appeal of a decision may be made to the Dean whose decision will be final. Student appeals will take place through the grievance process outlined in the student handbook.