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Econ2500_outline - Economics Faculty of Liberal Arts Professional Studies York University Fall 2011 Course Outline COURSE AP/ECON 2500D 3.0 COURSE

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1 Economics , , York University Fall 2011 Course Outline COURSE #: AP/ECON 2500D 3.0 COURSE TITLE: Introductory Statistics for Economists I IMPORTANT LINKS 2009-2010 Undergraduate Calendar | Important Dates | Enrol Here York Courses Web Site ( for Course Timetable / Schedule ) | Current Students Web Page Course Instructor and Teaching Assistants Professor Xianghong Li Office: VH 1068 Telephone: (416)736-2100 ext. 77036 Email [email protected] Course web site: http://dept.econ.yorku.ca/~xli/Econ2500.htm All course material and announcements will be posted on this site, please check it regularly. Lecture Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 4:00 – 5:30 at CLH - F Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 – 12:00 Teaching Assistant: TBA Email: Office: Tel: Office Hours: Course Description Econ 2500 is an introductory also the first course in statistics. This course is intended to achieve statistical literacy. It will introduce the students to the very basic statistical concepts and methods, but most importantly, it will familiarize the students with statistical thinking and reasoning and enable the students to assess quantitative information or research findings critically. I strongly encourage students to spend time on R, the statistical software package chosen for this course. I think hands-on experience is the key to building statistical sense and skills. I will spend some class time on R, and the practice problems will include some R related questions. R is not required for the exams.
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2 Required Course Textbook Moore, David S., and George P. McCabe, Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, W.H. Freeman and Company. (On reserve in the Scott Library) Planned Coverage Chapter 1: Looking at data – distributions Chapter 2: Looking at data – relationships (Least squares regression excluded) Chapter 3: Producing data Chapter 4: Probability – the study of randomness Chapter 5: Sampling distributions Chapter 6: Introduction to inference Chapter 7: Inference for distributions (part of the chapter) Weighting of Course Grading Scheme Midterm Exam 35% Final Exam 65% Alternative Grading Scheme Final Exam
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Econ2500_outline - Economics Faculty of Liberal Arts Professional Studies York University Fall 2011 Course Outline COURSE AP/ECON 2500D 3.0 COURSE

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