IT 403 Statistics and Data Analysis

Noriko Tomuro

Office: CDM 648
Winter 2019-2020
Class number: 22848
Section number: 810
ONLIN E0000 Online Campus


IT 403 discusses basic statistical methods and concepts of probability theory. The course topics include descriptive statistics, an introduction to statistical inference (confidence intervals and hypothesis testing) and linear regression models.

The objectives of this course are:

  • to develop an understanding of the basic concepts of probability and statistics,
  • to help students to be informed and critical readers of quantitative arguments,
  • to provide sufficient skills to apply simple statistical techniques with the aid of a computer,
  • to appreciate the role of statistics in empirical research and scientific study, and
  • to gain flexible problem-solving skills applicable to unfamiliar statistical settings.


Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, 9th Edition. Moore, McCabe, and Craig. Freeman, 2016, ISBN-13: 978-1319013387, ISBN-10: 1319013384. Previous editions of the book are fine as well.


Assignments 20%
Quizzes 20% (the lowest score will be dropped)
Midterm 25%
Final Exam 35%


College Algebra.

Submission Materials

All submission materials except for online quizzes (and datasets) must have the student's name, the course section in which he/she is registered ("801 Loop" or "810 Online"), and the assignment number (e.g. HW#1) written/typed at the top of the submission files. Submissions without those information will not be graded and receive a score of 0.

Late Submissions

NO late submissions are accepted for quizzes or exams. For assignments, late submissions up to (and including) 3 days late are accepted, but each day will be penalized by 10 percent (including weekend days).

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Changes to Syllabus

This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.

Online Course Evaluations

Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely separate from the student’s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over three weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation. Students complete the evaluation online in CampusConnect.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at If you have any questions be sure to consult with your professor.

Academic Policies

All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at

Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd.
Phone number: (312)362-8002
Fax: (312)362-6544
TTY: (773)325.7296