An Introduction to Statistics Course 2006

سبتمبر 10th, 2016

An Introduction to Statistics Course (ECOE 1302)


 


Course Outline


 


Spring Semester 2005-2006


 


Instructor: Dr. Samir Safi


E-mail: samirsafi@gmail.com , Website: http://academic2.american.edu/~safi


 










Class meet and Location:


Section 102: SMW, 13-14 M507


Section 202: SMW, 10-11 L318


 


Office Hours:


SMW: 8:00-9:00, 2:00-3:00


 


Course objectives:


Statistics is the science of obtaining, analyzing and interpreting data and has applications in almost every field. As such, it is a part of the daily life of every informed person and an absolutely essential tool for researchers of almost all disciplines. The goals of this course are to provide you with an understanding of the basic concepts in statistics and ways of thinking statistically. I hope that this course will help you to evaluate numerical arguments critically and to appreciate the impact of statistical ideas on your academic discipline. In your text, this covers chapters 1, 2 (2.1-2.3), 4 (4.2-4.5), 5, 6 (6.1-6.3), and 7 (7.1-7.2)


 


Required text:


The Practice of Business Statistics, 2003, Moore, D., McCabe, G., Duckworth, W., Sclove, S.


Exams:


There will be three exams, the formula sheet will be given for each exam. Review sessions will be held prior to each exam. Dates and locations for the review sessions will be announced in class.


Midterm #1      To be announced


Midterm #2      To be announced


Final Exam       Wednesday, May 31st , 2006 at 9am-11am


 


Grading:


Your grade will be determined by your Exams as shown and described below:


Midterm #1        20%


Midterm #2        20%


Final Exam         60%


Attendance:


Students are expected to attend all classes. It is your responsibility to keep informed of any announcements; e.g., quizzes dates, syllabus adjustments or policy changes made during scheduled classes.


Tentative Schedule:

Note that this is a tentative schedule and, as such, is subject to changes.


 





























































































Sec.


Topic


Week and Date


Chapter 1: Examining Distributions


1.1


Displaying Distributions with Graphs


Week #1 : 28 Jan. – 1 Feb.


1.2


Describing Distributions with Numbers


Week #2 : 4 Feb. – 8 Feb.


1.3


The Normal Distribution


Week #3 : 11 Feb. – 15 Feb.


Chapter 2: Examining Relationships


2.1


Scatterplots


Week #4 : 18 Feb. – 22 Feb.


2.2


Correlation


Week #4 : 18 Feb. – 22 Feb.


2.3


Least-Squares Regression


Week #5 : 25 Feb. – 1 March


Chapter 4: Probability and Sampling Distributions


4.2


Probability Models


Week #6: 4 March – 8 March


4.3


Random Variables


Week #7: 11 March – 15 March


4.4


The Sampling Distribution of a Sample Means and Variances of Random Variables


Week #8: 18 March – 22 March


 


 


 


Chapter 5: Sampling Distributions


5.1


General Probability Rules


Week #9: 25 March – 29 March


5.2


The Binomial Distributions


 


 


Week #10: 1 April – 5 April


5.3


The Poisson Distributions


Week #11: 8 April – 12 April


Chapter 6: Introduction to Inference


6.1


Estimating with Confidence


Week #12: 15 April – 19 April


6.2


Tests of Significance


 


Week #13: 22 April – 26 April


6.3


Using Significance Tests


Week #14: 29 April – 3 May


Chapter 7: Inference for Distributions


7.1


Inference for the Mean of a Population


Week #15: 6 May – 10 May


7.2


Comparing Two Means


Week #16: 13 May –17 May


 


 


Good luck and have a nice semester

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