Syllabus  ST299
MA237/238 Statistics

Descriptive statistics: collection and tabulation of statistical data,
sources of statistical information.

Frequency distributions and histograms, measures of location and dispersion
Probability:

Definition of probability, the laws of probability, probability distributions,
random variables, the binomial, normal and Poisson distributions, random
sampling..

Statistical estimation: unbiased estimators.

Estimation of the mean and variance of a normal population, estimation
of proportions,.confidence intervals for estimates.

Statistical hypothesis testing: the principles of statistical tests, the
2 types of error, the OC curve, tests concerning means and variances, the
Test, goodness of fit, contingency tables. Correlation and regression.
References>
T. Sincich. Business Statistics by Example. Dellen/Macmillan.
J.E. Freund. Modern Elementary Statistics. Prentice Hall.
P.G. Hoel & R.J. Jesson. Basic Statistics for Business and Economics.
Wiley.
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