APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
FORK 1002 Preparatory Course in Elementary Statistics |
Responsible for the course
Department of Economics
According to study plan
Language of instruction
This course focuses on statistical concepts and tools of relevance in business and managerial economics in particular, and in the social sciences more generally.
To provide students with the understanding of the fundamentals of basic statistical principles; the skills necessary for interpretation and evaluation of data; sufficient knowledge for the adequate application of basic statistical procedures.
The emphasis is on concepts and applications rather than on computational ability. However, it will be required of students to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in this course!
Groebner, David F. ... [et al.]. 2011. Business statistics : a decision-making approach. 8th ed. Pearson. Selected chapters
Selected readings and hand-outs during the course
Key Statistical Concepts (1 hour)
Basic Statistics (3 hours)
Regression Analysis (8 hours)
Qualitative independent variables (3 hours)
Practical examples and assignments will involve extensive use of statistical software, such as SAS JMP or SPSS.
Learning process and workload
15 hours with another 5 hours for the use of statistical software
Examination support materials
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