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# Lecture1_Stat104v3_1up - 1 Stat 104: Quantitative Methods...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Stat 104: Quantitative Methods for Economists Class 1: Introduction 1 And you want to be my latex salesman? 2 Where Am I? Michael Parzen: Sci 300b Phone: 617-495-8711 Google Voice: 617-942-0621 3 Email: mparzen@stat.harvard.edu Who Am I? 4 What is this course all about ? s Making smart economic decisions s Employing statistics, data, numbers, etc, to help in the decision making sing Excel/ tata r number crunching, s Using Excel/Stata for number crunching, chart drawing, and analysis 5 Course Website Course website: my.harvard.edu/k78388 There you will find: Syllabus Administrative Announcements Lecture Notes Stata Tutorial Assigned Homeworks HW #1 will be posted Friday Other Study Material (old exams, web links, etc...) 6 Lecture Notes s Lecture notes will be handed out at the start of each class. s They are also available in a larger format on e web site. the web site. 7 Computing s For all exams (and some homework), you will need a calculator with log, exponential, square- root functions. tatistical Computing Package: tata E s Statistical Computing Package: Stata SE b Can be downloaded from: http://downloads.fas.harvard.edu/download b Tutorial available on the class website Next weeks section (and HW) will include an introduction to the software 8 Assessment Percentage Component Date 25% Homework Weekly Out Friday, Due next Friday 25% Group Project May 3 20% Midterm March 9 6-7:30pm 9 For full details read the class syllabus All exams are open-book and open-notes. 30% Final To be determined Course Intent s Overcome Math Anxiety. s Learn skills for other courses and the workplace (no Las Vegas Syndrome). s Use statistical tools to identify problems and opportunities. Learn techniques which help you make decisions....
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## This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course STATS 104 taught by Professor Michaelparzen during the Fall '11 term at Harvard.

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