Statistics  C 104
Course Objectives
 Explain the needs and functions of the field of statistics.
 Construct and implement the tasks for data collection and data presentation.
 Explain the purpose of descriptive measures.
 Develop and apply methods of inferential statistics.
 Compute and interpret probabilities.
 Provide accurate estimation of the population mean by applying confidence. interval for known and unknown standard deviation.
 Explain the relationship between sample size, standard deviation, confidence level and margin of error for confidence interval for µ
 Explain the logic behind hypothesis testing.
 Discuss the basic strategy for comparing the means of two populations based on independent/paired samples.
 Explain the reasoning behind the ChiSquare goodnessoffittest.
Course Content
 The Nature of Statistics
 Organizing Data
 Descriptive Measures
 Descriptive Methods in Regression and Correlation
 Probability and Random Variables
 The Normal Distribution
 The Sampling Distributions of the Sample Mean
 Confidence Intervals for One Population Mean
 Hypothesis Tests for One Population Mean
 Inferences for Two Population Means
 Inferences for Population Proportions
 ChiSquare Procedures
 Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
 Inferential Methods in Regression and Correlation
Recommended Text:
Neil A. Weiss. Elementary Statistics, 8th Edition. Pearson 2011.
Levine, Krehbiel & Berenson. Business Statistics, A First Course. 6th Edition. Prentice Hall. 2012.
