### Course Schedule Su14

 Week of Topic Activities ` Research Planning` May 13th Welcome to MBA 512  The Business Research Method Introduction to Business Research The Research Process Basic Advice About Planning Your Research From Assignment to Research Question Walliman, N. R. (2011). Research Methods : The Basics. Routledge. HW1    HW2 `Data Collection & Preparation` May 20th Data Collection (Virtual Class Session) Survey Development & Administration (click above) Options in Interview Methods & Sampling  Issues in Question Design Ethics in Sampling HW3 May 27th Describing Data  Creating Pivot Tables  Numeric Data Summaries HW4 June 3rd Probability (Virtual Class Session) An Introduction to Probability (click above) Displaying Probabilities  Probability Rules: Using Probability to Answer Questions Probability Distributions HW5  HW6  Describing Data Presentations `Analysis & Interpretation`` ` June 10th Introduction to Hypothesis Tests ...for video lectures, click the hyperlinks below Defining Hypotheses Calculating Test Statistics Stating Conclusions  One-Sample Hypothesis Tests z-tests for the population mean (if large sample sizes) How to Present a Hypothesis Test HW7      HW8  One-Sample Testing Presentations June 17th One-Sample Hypothesis Tests t-tests for the population mean (if small sample sizes) lecture                sit back and learn example             follow along in Excel  z-tests for the population proportion lecture                watch, learn and follow along! example             follow along in Excel  How to Present a Hypothesis Test HW9  One-Sample Testing Presentations June 24th Two-Sample Hypothesis Tests ...two sample tests compare values between two samples... for the population proportion HW11 July 1st Two-Sample Hypothesis Tests ...two sample tests compare values between two samples... z-tests to compare means (video lecture, Prezi example) t-tests to compare means (video lecture, Prezi example) HW12  HW13 July 8th Simple Linear Regression HW15 July 15th Multiple Regression HW16   HW17 July 22nd Time Series Variable and Forecasting HW18  HW19 July 29th Time Series Variable and Forecasting HW20?,  Forecasting Presentations `Final Presentations` August 5th 6pmYearly Flu ShotsCaffeine vs. ProductivityTeen Drug Use Craft Beer August 12th 530pm  Aggressive Driving   Bone Marrow  Legalization of Cannabis  Peanut Allergies  Physical Activity vs. Mental Health  Private Universities  Work/Life Balance 7pmVaccinations vs. AutismAmericans Work Too HardDo Exams Measure Ability?Minority Students & Study AbroadSecondary Education Opportunities

The intention of the midterm presentations is to get you accustomed to presenting and summarizing data, accompanying analysis and the impact of the findings. Each student will prepare two individual mid-semester presentations - one presented live in front of the class (which should last ~6min), and one prepared in Prezi (with no supplemental audio)

If you are completing a presentation, you are exempt from that week’s HW assignment. Each of the presentations is to be completed individually and uploaded into D2L. Each presentation is worth 100 points.