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BUS 271
–
Business Statistics I
Fall Semester 2011
We will cover the following topics:
Chapter 1: Introduction.
Chapter 2: Descriptive statistics: graphical methods.
Chapter 3: Descriptive statistics: numerical methods.
[Exam #1]
Chapter 4: Probability and probability distributions.
Chapter 5: Discrete probability distributions
Chapter 6: Continuous probability distributions
[Exam #2]
Chapter 7: Sampling and sampling distributions. Point estimation.
Chapter 8: Interval estimation.
Chapter 9: Hypothesis testing.
[Exam #3]
Chapter 12: Simple linear regression.
[Exam #4 (comprehensive final)]
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View Full Document[0.1] A short description of the textbook chapters we will cover.
Chapters 13 constitute a simple and gentle introduction to statistics.
Chapter 1: Introduces the subject of statistics, the concept of “data” and the
different kinds of data possible, the distinction between a population and a sample,
and the notion of proper sampling techniques.
Chapter 2:
Descriptive statistics
in the form of graphical tools.
Chapter 3:
Descriptive statistics
in the form of numerical calculations.
Chapters 46 contain various theoretical background material necessary to
understand chapters 79 and 12.
Chapter 4:
Probability theory
: we cover simple probability theory related to
random experiments (flipping coins, rolling dice, lottery drawings), including some
simple set theory and logic, and then extend it to assessing the probability of
outcomes in more complex scenarios.
Chapter 5:
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