9 13 Topics and Required Readings The regular required readings for all

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13 Topics and Required Readings The regular required readings, for all sections of ECO220Y1Y, include selections from our text- book and separate supplements. Also, the aid sheets for the entire course are posted: http: //homes.chass.utoronto.ca/ ~ murdockj/eco220/AS220_2016_17.pdf . Except where otherwise noted, items below refer to chapters from our textbook. Within each reading, all sections are re- quired, with any exceptions noted below. By the end of the Fall term we are typically into Chapter 12 and we cover the remaining topics in the Winter term. “Math Review with a Diagnostic Quiz” ~ murdockj/eco220/MATH_ REV_ECO220.pdf Chapter 1: “An Introduction to Statistics” Chapter 2: “Data” Chapter 3: “Surveys and Sampling” Chapter 4: “Displaying and Describing Categorical Data” Chapter 5: “Displaying and Describing Quantitative Data” Chapter 6: “Scatterplots, Association, and Correlation” SW11: Chapter 1, “Economic Questions and Data,” from Introduction to Econometrics, Third Ed. , 2011, by James H. Stock and Mark W. Watson Chapter 7: “Introduction to Linear Regression” “Logarithms in Regression Analysis with Asiaphoria” ~ murdockj/ eco220/logarithms_in_regression_analysis_with_Asiaphoria.pdf Chapter 8: “Randomness and Probability” Chapter 9: “Random Variables and Probability Distributions” (Excluding Sections 9.7 “The Poisson Distribution” and 9.12 “The Exponential Distribution”) “The Normal Table: Read it, Use it” ~ murdockj/eco220/normal_ table_read_it_use_it.pdf Chapter 10: “Sampling Distributions” Chapter 11: “Confidence Intervals for Proportions” Chapter 12: “Testing Hypotheses About Proportions” Chapter 13: “Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Tests for Means” Chapter 14: “Comparing Two Means” Chapter 18: “Inference for Regression” Chapter 19: “Understanding Regression Residuals” Chapter 20: “Multiple Regression” (Excluding Section 20.7 “The Logistic Multiple Regression Model”) Chapter 21: “Building Multiple Regression Models” with emphasis on Sections 21.1 “Indicator (or Dummy) Variables”, 21.2 “Adjusting for Different Slopes – Interaction Terms,” and 21.6 “Quadratics” Make sure to visit the Readings folder in portal. Optional (and recommended) reading, sometimes referenced in lectures, is “Belief in the Law of Small Numbers” by Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman published in 1971 in Psychological Bulletin ( TK71 ). 6 6 This is an academic journal article co-authored by a winner of the Nobel prize in economics. 10
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