|I did not like the rotating classes with Econ and would recommend Stat for 1/2 of the semester and Econ for the second half. Also, combining the forecasting project with Econ severely limited the successful application of the Stats portion. I would highly recommend separating these projects.
Personally, I know without a doubt that I will never use the information from the Stat class in my professional career. I highly doubt that any aspect of this business program will ever be useful. However, I did appreciate Professor Worthley's approach to the program and his understanding. He has a great sense of humor and this made a potentially painful experience much more pleasant.|
|I thoroughly enjoyed both courses and believe I have grown from them each; but I feel that the forecasting project should be decoupled from the economics course. As they are currently presented, the two courses have contradictory objectivesâ??one founded in theory and the other in practice. The steps necessary to arrive at a statistical model that gives a truthful forecast may not reflect the theoretically significant drivers. There are instances where fictitious relationships result purely by coincidence and alter the steps taken in the regression process. Compromise between effectiveness and theory of the model must be made and doing so doesnâ??t fully meet the obligations to each course.
The textbook was a good primer, but didnt explain the theory behind why certain steps are done and what the corresponding meaning is. The book didnt seem like a necessary component of the course, although the associated digital materials did. The homework was great practice and an illustrative component of the course.|
|I did not have any major issues because I have had previous experience with statistics courses, but some students were lost about the "big picture." Also, a little more time spent on the how and why of the normal distribution would have benefitted some students.|
|I enjoyed this course a lot and learned a lot! Thanks Reg!|
|Thanks for making the class as fun as could be hoped. The care you have for the students is wonderful.|
|Overall good class. I liked the dry humor to break things up. I think that
more examples of how this applies to real life would help a little
contextually. At the end of the course, what should I be able to do? I can
do a multiple regression, but how would an MBA use this in everyday
management? If we don't use it, why is it important to know these things?|
|Reg is such a great guy. The most pleasant professor at UHM.|
|More lectures on theory are required to explain some of the background of statisics|
|Enjoyed the class. Reg, you're very patient and nice. And now, I offer a
Why can't bicycles stand up on their own?
Because they're too tired.|
|Great job Reg. Despite the material, you kept it entertaining|
|Although I found the subject very challenging Dr. reg was always ready to help me out any time.|
|The text book is pretty bad at explaining concepts. Also, Reg needs to audit
his files he provides for help and homework because many contain mistakes.|
|I thoroughly enjoyed Reg's class. He was interesting, accomodating, friendly and approachable. I did not use the textbook throughout the course, however, which I felt was a slight waste of money. I also found the amount of time spent on homeworks were very long and should have been worth more in points. The final was challenging and worth 50% of the grade which was a little unnerving. I am a terrible testtaker so I was already at a disadvantage in the class before it began.|
|Reg is always available for help. He is very passionate about the subject. He grade fairly. He is very kind and pacient. He is a wonderful teacher.
just small things -
1) Dear Reg - sometimes you do not understand the questions, and answer on something else
2) I feel that we act sometimes like robots, and many students do not understand the theory behind the excell ....maybe I would add more theory explenations before just giving strict instructions : " press this, press that ".
overall - it was a good class. thank you very much !|
|At times, the material was difficult to follow. Definitional support for the lectures would help. Also, explaining the why process in better detail would help as well. Lastly, the homework should follow more of the format of the testing material. It would greatly enhance our understanding and learning experience|
|The allocation of our final exam being worth 50% of our grade is unacceptable. The textbook was almost completely worthless. However, Dr. Worthley did a great job of trying to impart the knowledge required for us to learn through energetic and involved lectures. Dr. Worthley was my favorite professor this semester.|
|I loved Reg's class. It was like an oasis in the MBA program|
|This was my first statistics course, and I'm very happy to have had Prof. Worthley teach it to me.|
|Reg did a good job giving us an overview of statistics. It was definitely a continuation of what I've learned in BUS310 in undergrad.|
|Thank you for your time and effort. Your passion for statistics and students really showed.|
|Overall I thought the course was very informative. I liked how the course wasnt about doing the programming, but rather, interpreting what the data meant. The only problem I had with the course was probably not something that the professor could change but rather the college. I, and several other students I talked to, didnt like how econ and stats were intertwined throughout the semester. Sometimes there were a couple weeks between the classes (where we may have 621 and not have 622 for a couple weeks )and we would end up forgetting what was taught. It would have been better if the first half was strictly stats and the second half strictly econ. When the courses are mixed up, it becomes difficult to remember what was taught previously, and sometimes if you cant recall what was done previously, it makes learning the new concepts more difficult. Otherwise the professor was consistently helpful and I feel the course will be important in the future.|
|Reg made a mundane class relatively fun and engaging.
Reg, mahalo for a well-run, well-taught semester!|
|With little math or stats experience this class was extremely difficult. There should be more time
spent on the basics. I felt like once I stopped understanding it was hard to catch up.|
|Would be useful to know how the various tools we use works. Its in the book, but a discussion of them before we use them would be helpful.|
|The comment is more for the structure of the stats/econ courses. It was often confusing as to which class was taught when. there was a schedule handed out in the beginning of the year, but it should also be posted on laulima. Other than that the class was great. Thanks Reg.|
|I enjoyed this class, it was easy to understand and grasp which is not always easy for statistics. Thank you|
I know you and Jack put a lot of effort into designing the distribution of resources in your course, but I still had a little bit of trouble keeping up with what class was when. It could be useful to offer a joint syllabus that has the schedules and due dates for both of your classes. I also saw that you guys had used the calendar on laulima to try to keep everyone on track. An idea that I had was you folks might be able to build a calendar in outlook and attach the course materials that are important to each class under the date that it's important. If you made something like that available, students could download the course calendar straight to their computer and it'd have everything they need all in one place. Then we could do things like sync it to our phones, etc., etc.
Thanks for your help this semester.|
|Best instructor ever (but I've only taken three courses at UH). The one pain in the rear part of this class was having to use StatPlus add-ins for excel as a mac user. It hurt my pocketbook a little. As far as instruction, in addition to being knowledgable during lecture and having a sense of humor, the reference materials on Laulima and Support Files were extremely helpful after class. Inevitably there are some lectures that you just can't follow because it moves a little too quick. After the lecture, having reference materials to guide us through homeworks is very helpful. I also appreciate all the Support Files in one nice compact filing system. The past student questions and exam practices were also valuable.|
|I only wish Reg would teach more MBA classes! I enjoyed being in and even looked forward to his class. :)|
|Professor Worthley explains his material in a way that students are able to understand. He is extremely helpful and patient with assisting students that need additional explanations for assignments.|
|I enjoyed the class, was very informative.|
|Thoroughly enjoyed coming to class and learning from Reg :)|