Syllabus - Business Statistics II ECO 362 A B Spring 2011 3...

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1 Business Statistics II ECO 362 A, B Spring 2011 3 Credit Hours A: MWF: 10:00-10:50 AM, Hawkins153B B: MWF: 11:00-11:50 AM, Hawkins153B Dr. Kameliia Petrova Office: 122 Redcay Hall Phone: (518) 564-4187 Office Hours: MW: 12:00-1:45 PM or by appointment Email: [email protected] Business Statistics provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to deal with the analysis of data needed to make decisions in their selected profession. Course Description Review of continuous and discrete probability distributions, and descriptive statistics, including covariance and correlation. In-depth discussion of inferential statistics, including hypothesis testing and simple and multiple regression and economics. Also, multivariate model diagnostics, time-series, analysis, quality control, and non- parametric hypothesis testing. Extensive use of statistical and/or spreadsheet software. Prerequisite ECO260 Economic Statistics I Textbook Anderson, David R., Sweeney, Dennis J. and Thomas A. Williams Modern Business Statistics 3 rd ed. 2008 Thomson South-Western Note about alternative editions: You are allowed to use older or international editions, provided that you take the responsibility for any mismatches that might occur in numbering and content of exercises and pages from the textbook. All assignments and projects will be based on the 3 rd edition of the textbook. Course Objectives The students will be able to: 1. Use Excel in performing statistical procedures (All chapters). 2. Make statistical inferences about population parameters from sample statistics (Chapters 11 & 12). 3. Apply analysis of variance techniques (Chapter13). 4. Employ regression analysis in studying the relationship between two or more variables (Chapter 14, 15, &16). 5. Use nonparametric methods for data analysis (Chapters 17). 6. Apply statistical methods for quality control and decision analysis (Chapters 18 & 19). Resources Class materials will be posted regularly on the Angel course web site. Angel is a web-based application used to make and host course web sites. Everyone who is registered for ECO362 for the spring of 2011 should be able to log into the Angel application using a web browser. I
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2 will be posting the course Syllabus, class announcements, PowerPoint slides from class, assignments, course projects, and exam materials. It is your responsibility to check the Angel course web site regularly. Course
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