Syllabus - ST299
Descriptive statistics: collection and tabulation of statistical data,
sources of statistical information.
Frequency distributions and histograms, measures of location and dispersion
Definition of probability, the laws of probability, probability distributions,
random variables, the binomial, normal and Poisson distributions, random
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.
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.
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