Econ 3790 SYLLABUS
INSTRUCTOR: Ebenge Usip, Ph.D. ASSISTANT: Daniel Belinky.
OFFICE: 307 DeBartolo Hall; Hrs. MW 12 - 2pm, TR 4-6pm, and by appointment; Ph. 941 1682; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 http://eeusip.people.ysu.edu
COURSE PREREQUISITE: 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 () 20% of 500 points
Homework 10% of 500 points
Lab Exams & Homework (see details in the Lab Syllabus) 30% of 500 points
APPROXIMATE SCALE: Will be presented in class.
Note: Last day to withdraw with a "W" is Sept. 5, Tuesday.
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
MIDTERM #1: DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED 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
IV. 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.
2. 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.
3. Use of Excel and Web tutorials are the required part of the course.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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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