## An Introduction to Statistics Course 2006

September 10th, 2016

# An Introduction to Statistics Course (ECOE 1302)

Course Outline

Spring Semester 2005-2006

Instructor: Dr. Samir 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

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