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Unformatted text preview: Econometrics 120A The course introduces students to the science of statistics, building student skills in the analysis of data and introducing the formal methods used by statisticians to learn about the real world. As a building block students will be introduced to basic probability theory. We will gain an understanding of the collection of data and the problems and opportunities this affords. Students will be expected by the end of the course to understand the foundations of modern statistical analysis in preparation for 120B and 120C. Instructor Andres Santos (x42407) Email: [email protected] Economics #210 Office Hours: Mondays 4:30pm-7:00pm Textbook “Introductory Statistics for Business and Economics” by T.H. Wonnacott and R.J. Wonnacott, Fourth Edition or Fifth Edition, John Wiley and Sons: New York. There is also a custom version of the book made for UCSD students. This book is exactly the same as non-custom version, only less expensive. Course Outline Part I (Chapters 1, 2, 11.1 and 11.2) Introduction to descriptive statistics (mean, median, mode, variance, frequencies, interquantile analysis, etc) and graphical analysis....
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2010 for the course ECON 120A 1684210 taught by Professor Elliot during the Spring '10 term at UCSD.
- Spring '10