Econ 3790                                       SYLLABUS                                            Spring 2018

: Ebenge Usip, Ph.D.                     ASSISTANT: Daniel Belinky
OFFICE: 307 DeBartolo Hall; Hrs. MWF 11-1pm, TR 1-3pm, and by appointment; Ph. 941 1682; Email:
TEXT: Statistics for Business and Economics, Special 12th Revised Edition - by Anderson, Sweeney & Williams.
SUPPLEMENTS:(1) Learning Economics and Business Statistics with Excel, 3e. -- by  Dr. Usip.
                               (2) Web Tutorials by Dr. Usip; available at

Math 1548 or a level 5 on math placement exam. or Math 1570 or 1571.

      Exam # 1 (Date to be announced)                                                                                                        20% of 500 points
      Exam # 2 (Date to be announced)                                                                                                        20% of 500 points
Final  (
21587: May 3, R 1030-1230; 21589: April 30, M 1300-1500)                                                20% of 500 points
      Homework                                                                                                                                           10% of 500 points
      Lab Exams & Homework (see details in the Lab Syllabus)                                                                30% of 500 points

: Will be presented in class.
      Note:  Last day to withdraw with a "W" is March 22, Thursday.

I.    Meaning, Branches & Role of Statistics in Decision Making:       ch. 1
      Descriptive Statistics: Graphical and Numerical Methods 
             Tabular and Graphical Methods           ch. 2
             Numerical Methods                                ch. 3

II.   Probability & Probability Distributions 

             Probability:  Basic Concepts, Theorems, & Rules         ch. 4
             Discrete Probability Distributions - Uniform & Binomial only         ch. 5
chs. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 

             Continuous Probability Distributions - Uniform & Normal only      ch. 6

III.  Sampling, Sampling Distributions & Statistical Inference 

             Sampling and Sampling Distributions       ch. 7
             Inference: Interval Estimation                     ch. 8
             Inference: Hypothesis Testing about the Mean & Proportion of Single Populations      ch. 9
             Inference: Chi-Square Tests of Goodness-of-Fit & Independence     ch. 12 
 MIDTERM #2: DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED          chs. 6, 7, 8, 9 & 12
             Inference: One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), the F-tests       ch. 13     

  Regression and Correlation Analysis  
Simple Regression and Correlation and Analysis                      ch. 14
             Multiple Regression Analysis and Correlations Analysis        ch. 15            

V.   Index Numbers
               ch. 17                                        
FINAL EXAM, 16th WEEK                                             chs. 13, 14, 15, & 17

1. Class attendance is strongly encouraged. No make-up examination will be administered.
     Late homework/project will not be graded.

It is your responsibility to be familiar with the assigned chapters and all materials covered during lectures.
    Class participation is encouraged and will be rewarded.   
. Use of
Excel and Web tutorials are the required part of the course. 
The Center for Student Progress (CSP), located in Kilcawley West, below the bookstore, is an on-campus resource
     established to help students successfully complete their university experience. Please call (330 941 3538)
     or visit the Center for assistance in tutoring or for individualized assistance with social and academic success. 
Disability: If you have a documented disability and require accommodation to obtain equal access to this course, please
    contact me privately to discuss your specific needs.
You must be registered with the Center for Student Progress (CSP)
    Disability Services, located at 36 West Wood Street, and provide a letter of accommodation to coordinate reasonable
    accommodations. You can reach CSP Disability Services at 330-941-1372.

The Student One Stop (SOS) is an enrollment resource on campus established to help students access and manage their
     academic record and student account. Please visit SOS or call 330 941 6000 for assistance with financial aid, records,
     registration, and tuition charges/billing. SOS is located on the 2nd floor of Meshel Hall.
No cell phone use or texting in class (5 points penalty per incidence); bring a dedicated calculator to class for exams. 

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