COURSE OUTLINE: Topic 1 - Descriptive Statistics: NC&T, Chapter 1 Topic 2 - Summary Measures for Populations and Samples: NC&T, Chapter 2 Topic 3 - Time Series and Index Numbers:NC&T, Chapter 16.1, 16.3-16.4. Topic 4 - Probability Theory: NC&T, Chapter 3 Topic 5 - Discrete Random Variables and Expectations: NC&T, Chapter 4.1-4.4 and 4.7 Topic 6 - Continuous Random Variables: NC&T Chapter 6, sections 5.1-5.3. GRADING: Assignments (3): 15% Labs (10): 15% Term Test (1): 25% (110 minutes). Final Exam: 45% (110 minutes) The Mid-term Test and the Final Exam will be “closed books/closed notes”, but a formula sheet will be provided to assist you. A copy of the latter will be circulated well in advance, as will details of the material that is examinable in each case. LETTER GRADE: Each piece of assessment in the course will be graded on a percentage scale. These percentage marks will then be weighted, into a single numerical score that will be converted to a letter grade as follows: 90-100% = A+ 85-89% = A 80-84% = A- 75-79 % = B+ 70-74% = B 65-69% = B- 60-64% = C+ 55-59% = C 50-54% = D less than 50% = F (No E grades will be assigned)
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