Data Analysis

Course Details

Course Number: RADS 4123  Spring 2014

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 226

Days & Times:

January 11 - May 2. This is an online course.

This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions.  However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto D2L.  Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.

Course Attachments

RADS 4123 Data Analysis Syllabus  RADS 4123 Data Analysis Syllabus-20140114-111327.pdf


Practical Statistics for Nursing and Health Care
  ISBN: 978-0-471-49716-5

MSU Faculty Member
Christopher Wertz   
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Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Use the measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion.
  2. Use concepts of estimates, relative risk, relative risk reduction, and odds ratios.
  3. Use tests that analyze frequencies, correlations, and differences.
  4. Understand the basic concepts of measurement, sampling, sample size, and sample distribution.
  5. Grasp the general principles of processing and presenting data.
  6. Explain, calculate, and interpret inferential statistics including probability and hypothesis testing.
  7. Correlate the concepts of probability and the normal distribution curve.
  8. Understand the factors that form the basis for hypothesis and statistical testing.
  9. Apply statistical outcomes to processes of quality improvement.
  10. Use statistical outcomes to evaluate effects of treatment.

Course Expectations

It is expected that all students will complete all coursework, assignments, quizzes, tests, and examinations on or before the due date.

Students should complete the reading assignments, answer the chapter objectives, review the Internet resources, and review the questions at the chapter end before attempting the open book module quizzes.  See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for specific information about module quiz due dates.

Grading Standards



            Discussion Board                       10%

            Quizzes                                          30%

            Project Assignments                   35%

            Comprehensive Final Exam      25%


Grading Scale


Radiologic Sciences

Respiratory Care


Social Work

A = 90-100

A = 90-100

A = 90-100

A = 90-100

B = 80-89

B = 80-89

B = 80-89

B = 80-89

C = 70-79

C = 75-79

C = 74-79

C = 70-79

D = 60-69

D = 65-74

D = 65-73

D = 60-69

F =  59 and below

F =  64 and below

F =  64 and below

F = 59 and below



**Since this is an interdisciplinary course, please be aware of the minimum passing requirement for your specific program.

Final Exam5/2/2014  April 28 - May 2

Submission Format Policy

All course assignments, quizzes, exams, and discussions will be through D2L.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Assignments must be received prior to the deadline. Late assignments are automatically dropped one letter grade per week past the due date and will not be accepted 3 weeks beyond the deadline. A zero will be recorded for assignments not submitted or meeting the final deadline.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements


This is an online course, and as such, there are no mandatory sessions. However, the students should be vigilant in checking their email and logging onto D2L. Regular checks will ensure messages from the instructor and fellow students are received in a timely manner. This course is on a schedule that will be strictly adhered to (see table below). The instructor will be available to meet face-to-face with any student who is interested. Please email the instructor to schedule an appointment.

Other Policies

See attached syllabus for additional policies.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.