EXC 2904 Statistics
APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013

EXC 2904 Statistics Responsible for the course Svein Lund Department Department of Economics Term According to study plan ECTS Credits 7,5 Language of instruction English Introduction This course gives an introduction to statistics. Main themes are descriptive statistics, probability and hypothesis testing. Formulas and formal procedures play an important role, but the emphasis is on developing statistical literacy and critical thinking. Learning outcome Acquired knowledge: Acquired skills: Reflection: Prerequisites No particular prerequisites. Compulsory reading Books: Sharpe, Norean R., Richard D. De Veaux, Paul F. Velleman. 2012. Business statistics. 2nd ed. Pearson Recommended reading Course outline Computerbased tools The course uses modern statistical software (SAS JMP). It's Learning/homepage. Learning process and workload There are 48 course hours, 38 of which are ordinary lectures where the syllabus is covered. The remaining 10 hours will be dedicated to SAS JMP demonstrations in class. For each week there will be given a work programme with literature references and exercises. In the lectures the theory will be exemplified by a set of SAS JMP data samples with exercises. The final exam is loosely based on these SAS JMP examples. Work requirements: There are 8 mandatory multiple choice tests to be answered in It's Learning. If a test is not approved in the first try, the student can retry. It is mandatory that the student get approved at least 5 of these tests in order to take the final exam. The students' workload in hours:
Coursework requirements It is mandatory that the student must get approved at least 5 of 8 tests in order to take the final exam. Examination A fivehour individual written examination concludes the course. Examination code(s) EXC 29041  Written exam, counts for 100% towards the final grade in EXC 2904 Statistics, 7,5 credits. Examination support materials All aids + calculator TEXAS INSTRUMENTS BA II Plus™ are permitted. Examination support materials at written examinations are specified under exam information in our webbased Student Handbook. Please note use of calculator and dictionary. http://www.bi.edu/studenthandbook/examaids. Resit examination A resit (written examinations) is only possible at the next time the course is offered. Multiplechoice tests (work requirements) are only possible the next time the course is offered. Students that have not passed the written examination or who wish to improve their grade must retake the exam in connection with the next scheduled examination. Additional information 
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